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Building on Brahimi (
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Peacekeeping in Africa : The evolving security architecture (
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The Future of United Nations Peace Operations: Implementation of the Recommendations of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (
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UN Crisis Diplomacy and Peacekeeping: An Emergency Health Check (
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“Their Priority Is Not the People”: Civilian Views on Peace Operations in Africa

“Their priority is not the people of Somalia,” a Somali woman who had recently fled to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya said about peacekeepers in her home country. “It is the government and themselves.” Unfortunately, this view is not uniqu Read More...

10 Trends in Peace Operations

The last two years have seen a surge in peace operations. As the data in this review shows, UN deployments grew by 8.5% in 2013 and 2014 to involve over 100,000 soldiers and police officers. In the same period, NATO drew down its presence in Afghanis Read More...

A Background to the Report of the High-Level Panel on Peace Operations

A year ago, when the Secretary-General put forward the idea of a new review of peacekeeping operations, he naturally referred to the Brahimi report. He argued that as the 15-year anniversary of that report approached, it was necessary “to take stoc Read More...

A New Partnership Agenda | Charting New Horizon for UN Peacekeeping (
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The Global Peace Operations Review is an interactive web-portal presenting in-depth analysis and detailed data on military peacekeeping operations and civilian-led political missions by the United Nations, regional organizations and ad-hoc coalitions Read More...

Accord Peacebuilding Handbook (
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Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations (Report of the Fifth Committee) (
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Afghanistan

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African Peace Operations

The goal of the Global Peace Operations Review is to provide the most comprehensive overview of multilateral contributions to peacekeeping, conflict prevention, and post-conflict peacebuilding. In doing this, our objective is to take a focus on all p Read More...

An Agenda for Peace Preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacekeeping (
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Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2006 (
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The first edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2007 (
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The second edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2007 Briefing Paper (
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Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2007 Briefing Paper

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2008 (
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The third edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2008 Briefing Paper (
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Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2008 Briefing Paper

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2009 (
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The fourth edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

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Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2009 Briefing Paper

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2010 (
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The fifth edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2011 (
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The sixth edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2011 Briefing Paper (
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Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2011 Briefing Paper

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2012 (
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The seventh edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2012 Briefing Paper (
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Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2012 Briefing Paper

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2013 (
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The eigth edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations

Asia and the Pacific

AU Common position on UN peace operations review (
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Between Bureaucracy and Adhocracy: Crafting a Spectrum of UN Peace Operations

The array of tools the UN has developed to prevent, manage and resolve conflict has expanded in recent years. They are being deployed in new formats, from political missions and small peacebuilding teams, to large observer missions and multidimension Read More...

Beyond Heavy Peacekeeping: Alternative Mission Models for Building the Rule of Law (
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Can Attack Helicopters Save U.N. Peacekeeping?

Does U.N. peacekeeping matter? President Barack Obama believes that it does — and he has advocated the cause more forcefully than any of his predecessors since George H. W. Bush, who once looked to the U.N. to help forge a “new world order.” Th Read More...

Can Force Be Useful in the Absence of a Political Strategy? Lessons from the UN missions to the DR Congo

This analysis was initially written for the Center on International Cooperation and the International Peace Institute as part of a series of internal papers for the High Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations. The UN peacekeeping mission in the Read More...

Can U.N. peacekeepers fight terrorists? (
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Can we make UN peacekeeping great again?

If UN peacekeeping operations are “at a crossroads” as the Secretary-General told the Security Council on 6 April, then it is a policy and linguistic roundabout. This is the same phrase that a senior official used to describe the Brahimi report i Read More...

Caucasus and Moldova

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Central Africa

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Central African Republic

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Central Asia

Challenges for Human Rights Sections of UN Peace Operations

Recent adaptations of peacekeeping practice are bringing into question the role of civilian components in UN peace operations, notably the human rights sections. When António Guterres succeeds Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General, many problems will Read More...

Choosing Envoys Wisely

This is the third essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Special envoys are, by definition, agents appointed by a principal or a group of principals for a particular task. Yet their scope of power an Read More...

Command from the Saddle: Managing United Nations peacebuilding Missions (
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Conflict Prevention

The need for a greater emphasis on conflict prevention is a common theme of the major reports of 2015 on peace operations, peacebuilding, and UNSC Resolution 1325. It is a broad subject area that cuts across the wide spectrum of peace operations. Co Read More...

Cyprus

Database on Global Peace Operations | User Guide (
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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Democratise or disintegrate How the AU can help South Sudan (
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Democratise or disintegrate: How the AU can help South Sudan

The implementation of South Sudan’s latest peace agreement appears to be at a standstill. Insecurity, food shortages and the breakdown in governance have forced more than 1.5 million people to flee the country. President Salva Kiir’s announcemen Read More...

Demystifying Intelligence in UN Peace Operations: Toward an Organizational Doctrine

In a way, the title of our research paper “Demystifying Intelligence in UN Peace Operations: Toward an Organizational Doctrine”, speaks for itself. We all know that the UN secretariat has been walking on eggs with this issue of intelligence for y Read More...

Demystifying Intelligence in UN Peace Operations: Toward an Organizational Doctrine (
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Diplomacy in Action: Expanding the UN Security Council’s Role in Crisis and Conflict Prevention

The UN Security Council has the potential to play a greater direct role in crisis response and mediation not only in New York, but in the field. It has done so sporadically in the past. In its early years, the Council experimented with inter-governme Read More...

Donors

The Global Peace Operations Review has received generous support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, French Ministry of Defence, German Federal Foreign Office, Norwegian Ministry of For Read More...

Protected: Drafts

As the clamour grows for a woman to be chosen as the next Secretary-General, other high-level staff appointments have been quietly but steadily defying the UN's longstanding goal of gender parity. Seemingly unnoticed, this year's selections for Read More...

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief Jim Della-Giacoma Editorial Advisors Alexandra Novosseloff John Karlsrud Yf Reykers Data Specialist Alison Burt Ryan Rappa Research Assistants Lesley Connolly Rahel Kroeker Olivia Bergen Tyler Headley Alex Nyikos Co Read More...

Ethiopia and Eritrea

EU Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process Appointed

Europe and the Western Balkans

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European Military Contributions to UN Peace Operations in Africa

European forces have played a very limited military role in United Nations (UN) peace operations in Africa over the last two decades. In some periods, European personnel have accounted for less than 2% of the blue helmets on the continent. Yet there Read More...

European Military Contributions to UN Peace Operations in Africa – Maximizing Strategic Impact (
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Events of the Past Year Can Provide Guidance as Peace Operations Enter Uncharted Waters (
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Featured Data

Welcome to the GPOR Featured Data page. Here you’ll find links to visualizations of headline data and trends in global peace operations and the international system. Topics covered include peace operation missions, contributions of uniformed person Read More...

Featured Data Archive

Welcome to the GPOR Featured Data page. Here you’ll find links to visualizations of headline data and trends in global peace operations and the international system. Topics covered include peace operation missions, contributions of uniformed person Read More...

Featured Female Participation 2014

Female Participation in UN Peace Operations

Featured where do they go 2014

Origin and Destination of Personnel in UN Peace Operations

Fixing UN Peacekeeping Operations: The World’s Most Complicated Army

It has been almost a year since a sweeping assessment of United Nations peacekeeping operations by experts recommended significant changes from top to bottom: a reformed hierarchy in New York and greater coordination and discipline among military con Read More...

FROM MANDATE TO MISSION: Mitigating Civilian Harm in UN Peacekeeping Operations in the DRC (
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Getting coherence and coordination right: Principles for the peacebuilding policy community (
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Global Peace Operations 2018: Year in Review (
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Major policy issues in peace operations: 2018 and beyond

Global Peace Operations Review

The Global Peace Operations Review is a website providing analysis and data on the spectrum of issues surrounding global peace and security, including civilian-led peacemaking and peacebuilding as well as uniformed peacekeeping by the United Nati Read More...

Global Peace Operations Review Annual Compilation 2015 (
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The second edition of the Global Peace Operations Review Annual Compilation

Global Peace Operations Review Annual Compilation 2016 (
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The second edition of the Global Peace Operations Review Annual Compilation

Global Statistics on Peace Operations

Database on Global Peace Operations   In keeping with our mission to improve the effectiveness of peace operations, the Global Peace Operations Review has built a unique, comprehensive dataset that tracks political and peacekeeping mission dat Read More...

GPOR Annual Compilation

This is the second edition of the Global Peace Operations Review (GPOR) annual compilation. It is the first to collect a full year’s worth of content from the website in a single publication. Using an online platform allows us to constantly innovat Read More...

GPOR Annual Compilation now available via print-on-demand

For almost a decade, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations (ARGPO) was the flagship publication of the Center on International Cooperation (CIC). During that time, CIC also released three editions of the Review of Political Missions. Together, Read More...

Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction (
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Haiti

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Has UN Peacekeeping Become More Deadly?

Many practitioners believe that peacekeeping has become an increasingly dangerous undertaking in recent years. My research paper “Has UN Peacekeeping Become More Deadly? Analyzing Trends in UN Fatalities”, tries to get at the heart of this questi Read More...

Has UN Peacekeeping Become More Deadly? Analyzing Trends in UN Fatalities (
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How can the UN move towards more people-centered peace operations?

A slew of recent reviews, such as the high level panel on UN peace operations report (HIPPO report), the 2015 review of the UN peacebuilding architecture and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, have all put people at the front and center of Read More...

Hurry Up and Wait: EU Battlegroups and a UN Rapid Reaction Force

Throughout its public discourse, the EU keeps expressing a strong commitment toward supporting the UN in maintaining international peace and security. This includes habitually recommitting to deploying the EU Battlegroups. There have been many calls Read More...

Implementation of Landmark Text on Women, Peace, Security Agenda | UN Resolution 2242 (
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Independent Review of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States (
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India-Pakistan

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Infographics and Media

Ten Trends in Global Peace Ops Read the full Essay Ten Trends in Peace Operations  by Richard Gowan Download and share a .PDF or .PNG of the Infographic

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Is the UN really moving toward gender equality?

New research raises the question of whether the UN is burying statistics on gender representation in order to cover up lack of progress. The United Nation’s founding charter highlights not only the mission “to save succeeding generations from th Read More...

Keeping peace among peacekeepers (
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Key Messages from Civil Society on the UN’s role in Peace and Security

On its 70th anniversary, the United Nations finds itself at a crossroads. Old and new threats, challenges and risks to international peace and security are increasingly testing the ability of the organization and the efficacy of the instruments avail Read More...

La Professionnalisation du Maintien de la Paix des Nations Unies ou le travail de Sisyphe

Les critiques à l’égard du maintien de la paix des Nations Unies, de ses Casques bleus, sont nombreuses et font souvent, plus que ses succès, les gros titres de la presse nationale ou internationale ; le maintien de la paix subit les railleries Read More...

Latin America and the Caribbean

Le recours à la force est-il utile en l’absence de stratégie politique ? Enseignements des missions de l’ONU menées en RDC

Cette analyse a d’abord été préparée pour le compte du Center on International Cooperation et du International Peace Institute, dans le cadre d’une série d’articles internes commandés par le Groupe d’études indépendant de haut niveau Read More...

Leaders Summit on Peacekeeping (
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Leading the Way to a More Equal Peace: Senior Management and Gender Mainstreaming (
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Les opérations de maintien de la paix : le réalisme confronté aux ambitions

Les Casques bleus face à une nouvelle crise de croissance ? Contrairement aux pronostics faits à la fin des années 90, le maintien de la paix n’a cessé de s’accroitre depuis, au point d’atteindre un nouveau pic de déploiement, avec la mi Read More...

Lessons from Multilateral Envoys

This is the first essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Mediation was a central concern for the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations convened in October 2014. The group had a deliberatel Read More...

Libya

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Lost in Transition: UN Mediation in Libya, Syria, and Yemen (
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Major Peace Operations since 1989 (
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Mali and the Sahel

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Maps

UN Global Peace Operations Invaluable for viewing where #Pakistan has soldier deployed for .@UN_Peacekeeping https://t.co/pOXyPtB8wR — Sabena Siddiqi (@sabena_siddiqi) July 21, 2015 Download and share a .PDF or .PNG&nbsp ver Read More...

Meet the Envoys: Trends in Envoy Profiles and Appointments

This is the fourth essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Since the first UN mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte, was appointed in 1948 to serve as UN Mediator in Palestine, multilateral institutions h Read More...

Middle East

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Missed Opportunities: Gender and the UN’s Peacebuilding and Peace Operations Reports

Gender issues are now a regular feature of the international community’s approach to promoting peace and security. Two high-profile reports recently issued by the UN – on peace operations and the organization’s peacebuilding architecture – in Read More...

Moral Obligation: UN Missions Should Not Abandon Vulnerable Civilians in Critical Times

United Nations (UN) missions’ inaction in response to civilian killings by government troops in Darfur, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has precipitated international outcry and raised concerns on viability of UN missions in Read More...

More than a chip off the block: Strengthening IGAD-AU peacebuilding linkages (
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Multilateral Envoys: Challenges to Assessing Success

This is the sixth essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Envoys dispatched to make peace deploy with a bag full of assumptions. Those who send them believe the multilateral framework gives their emi Read More...

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New Tools for Blue Helmets

The United Nations had entered the 21st century”, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous told troops at a 2013 ceremony for the first deployment of observation drones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2014, Secretary-Gene Read More...

New Trends in United Nations led Peacekeeping: Canadian Global Perspectives (
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New UN chief, new priorities

On March 28, 2018, the Security Council held an open debate on “Collective Action to Improve UN Peacekeeping Operations,” with the participation of the Secretary-General. In honor of the debate, CIC is publishing three posts this week cut from an Read More...

No Caveats, Please?: Breaking a Myth in UN Peace Operations

For years, the UN Secretariat said caveats were not allowed in peacekeeping operations. Mentioning them was a kind of “taboo”. They existed on the ground but were rarely acknowledged at the political level in New York. But when operations faced a Read More...

No exit without strategy: Security Council decision-making and the closure or transition of United Nations peacekeeping operations (
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No Helmets, Just Suits: Political Missions as an Instrument of the UN Security Council for Civilian Conflict Management (
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Non-UN Peacekeeping Budget 2014

Budget and Expenditures

Non-UN Peacekeeping Fatalities 2014

Fatalities

Non-UN Peacekeeping Missions

Non-UN Peacekeeping Missions Click the below links for Non-UN peacekeeping mission data visualizations on Personnel, Fatalities, Vehicles and Aircraft and Budget and Expenditures. From the menu bar, you can select specific missions or chose to Read More...

Non-UN Peacekeeping Missions 2014

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Non-UN Peacekeeping Personnel (Military) 2014

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Non-UN Peacekeeping Personnel 2014

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Non-UN Peacekeeping Vehicles 2014

Vehicles and Aircraft

Non-UN Political Missions

Non-UN Political Missions Click the below links for Non-UN political mission data visualizations on Personnel, Fatalities, Vehicles and Aircraft and Budget and Expenditures. From the menu bar, you can select specific missions or chose to view Read More...

Overcoming Helicopter Force Generation Challenges for UN Peacekeeping Operations (
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Partnering for sustainable peace in Liberia

Liberia is at a pivotal point in its transition to a peaceful democracy. In October 2017 the country will have its first ‘open seat’ elections. The incumbent, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will step down and hand over power to the leader of on Read More...

Partnering for sustainable peace in Liberia (
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Partners

The Global Peace Operations Review is created with the support of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the UN Department of Political Affairs, the UN Department of Field Support, the African Union Peace and Security Department, the Organizat Read More...

Peace Capacities Network Synthesis Report Rising Powers and Peace Operations (
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Peacebuilding

The challenge of effectively building and sustaining peace has reemerged on the agenda of the United Nations as a priority issue. An Advisory Group of Experts concluded in their June 2015 Report that peacebuilding has been largely left as an after Read More...

Peacekeeping at the Precipice: Is Everything Going Wrong for the UN? (
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Peacekeeping Works | As Assessment of the Effectiveness of UN Peacekeeping Operations (
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PeaceOps Monthly Roundup

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PKO Budget 2014

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PKO Fatalities 2014

Fatalities

PKO Personnel (Military) 2014

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Politics in Place of Peace: The AU’s Role in Burundi

When the decision [around Burundi] reached the level of the Assembly of Heads of States, it showed that in absence of consent there is no political willingness of African leaders to act against their own Burundi has been moving toward greater instab Read More...

Preparing for Protection of Civilians in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (
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Preventing Conflicts, Building Durable Peace (
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Preventing Violent Extremism by Protecting Rights And Addressing Root Causes

Short-sighted policies, failed leadership, heavy-handed approaches, a single-minded focus only on security measures and an utter disregard for human rights have often made things worse. The eagerly-awaited United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Vi Read More...

Prioritizing the Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations (
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Protecting Civilians in the Context of UN Peacekeeping Operations (
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Protection of Civilians needs to be understood as a collaborative strategy and not a campsite

In Bentiu and other protection of civilian sites in South Sudan, the UN peacekeeping mission performs all the functions of a state within a state. With the help of humanitarian partners, it feeds, protects, and organizes those displaced by a bitter i Read More...

Protection of Civilians Strategy: A Greater Role for the Council

The protection of civilians mandate in peacekeeping was a reaction to the challenges peacekeepers directly faced in Rwanda and the Balkans and more generally a reaction to the ‘new wars’ of the post-Cold War world. Fifteen years ago, the Brahimi Read More...

Report of the African Union-United Nations Panel on Modalities for Support to African Union Peacekeeping Operations (Prodi Report) (
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Report of the Peacebuilding Commission on its 9th Session (
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Report of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and its Working Group on the 2005 resumed session (
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Report on the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations (Brahimi Report) (
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Resolution 1889 (
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Restructuring the UN Secretariat to Strengthen Preventative Diplomacy and Peace Operations

Since 1945, the United Nations has helped support many successful peace processes and protected millions of civilians around the world.  Peace operations deliver results: research estimates suggest that the presence of a UN peace keeping mission can Read More...

Restructuring the UN Secretariat to Strengthen Preventative Diplomacy and Peace Operations (
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Reversing the trend: UN Peacekeeping in 2017

This Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Security Council is holding an open debate on “Collective Action to Improve UN Peacekeeping Operations,” with the participation of the Secretary-General. In honor of the debate, CIC is publishing three posts th Read More...

Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture (
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Somalia

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Strategic Summary

Changing Realities: New Dimensions of Peace Operations One month before launching the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations to examine the state of UN peacekeeping operations and political missions, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon remark Read More...

Strategic Summary

Strategic Summary 2016 | UN Peace Operations by the Numbers

On 1 January 2017, a new UN Secretary-General took office. From day one, he will be responsible for more than 100,000 uniformed and civilian personnel on some 24 peace operations. The report of the 2015 High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operation Read More...

Strategic Summary Archive

These archive pages provide full access to relevant texts from the print edition of the NYU Center on International Cooperation’s Annual Review of Global Peace Operations and the Review of Political Missions. For the years 2013 – 2011 of the Annu Read More...

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| Alischa Kugel | One month before launching the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations to examine the state of UN peacekeeping operations and political missions, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon remarked the time had come to take st Read More...

Sudan and South Sudan

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Supplement to an Agenda for Peace (
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Support Mechanisms: Multilateral, Multi-Level, and Mushrooming

This is the seventh essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of Multilateral Envoys in Peacemaking. The idea that “peace processes must be well-supported politically, technically and financially”, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon sta Read More...

Sustaining Peace and Peace Operation Mandates: The Liberia Transition (
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Sustaining Peace and Peace Operation Mandates: The Liberia Transition

Applying Sustaining Peace Workshop 1 On 14 December 2016, NYU’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC), the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation (DHF) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) organized the first in a series of workshops in support of Read More...

Sustaining Peace and Prevention: Comparing Responses to Crises in Gambia and Burundi

This workshop was the fourth in the “Applying Sustaining Peace” series, and focused on how to conceptualize prevention through a sustaining peace lens. Later this year, the Secretary-General’s forthcoming report on Sustaining Peace will further Read More...

Sustaining Peace and Prevention: Comparing Responses to Crises in Gambia and Burundi (
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Synthesis Report: Reviewing UN Peace Operations, the UN Peacebuilding Architecture and the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 (
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Syria

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Taking Action on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers (
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The “Gaping Hole” in the UN for Sustaining Peace

In 2015, multiple reviews of the UN’s peace efforts have added to the collective realization that UN peace operations – designed in the 1990s to support post-civil war peace deals – may have reached their limits for maintaining international pe Read More...

The Challenge of Sustaining Peace: Report of the Advisory Group of Experts for the 2015 Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture (
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The Challenges of Full Deployment on UN Peace Operations

The UN has always had problems deploying its largest, infantry-heavy missions. The 2015 Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping and this week’s 2016 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London are Member State driven initiatives to do better. Broader p Read More...

The end of a peacekeeping era

An era of UN peacekeeping ended on Good Friday, as the organization’s fifteen-year old mission in Liberia (UNMIL) closed shop.  This follows the termination of the UN missions in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) last summer and that in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Read More...

The enduring legitimacy of UN peace operations (
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The Hazards of the Peculiar UN-NATO Relationship

More than two decades ago, the UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in An Agenda for Peace highlighted the necessity of regional support “to lighten the burden of the Council”. He called it “a matter of delegation”. One organization tha Read More...

The Loss of Arms and Ammunition in Peace Operations: Mapping and Addressing the Challenge

In January 2016, al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forward operating base in El Adde, Somalia. They held the base for several days before the Kenya Defence Forces managed to reclaim it. Media reporting has und Read More...

The Practical is the Political: The UN’s Global Study on Women, Peace and Security

Weighing in at just under five pounds, the 417-page Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, released last month, is nothing if not ambitious. Its expansive subtitle – “Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Read More...

The Role of Women in Peace Conflict | UNSC Resolution 1325 (
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The Search for Peace: Perspectives on Mediation 2010-2015 (
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The Tunisia Conundrum: Sowing dictatorship, harvesting terrorism

Why is Tunisia producing the world’s largest numbers of jihadi foreign fighters when the country is seemingly the one success story emerging from the 2011 Arab uprisings? It is a conundrum that has confounded analysts not least because the answers Read More...

The UN Panel on Peace Operations: Getting the Politics Right?

All peace operations are political. Ian Martin wrote an essay with that title in CIC’s first Review of Political Missions in 2010. It is unsurprising, then, that the report of the High-Level Panel on Peace Operations of which he has been a prominen Read More...

Thematic Essays Archive

These archive pages provide full access to relevant texts from the print edition of the NYU Center on International Cooperation’s Annual Review of Global Peace Operations and the Review of Political Missions. For the years 2013 – 2011 of the Annu Read More...

Thematic Issues

[table id=6 /] The AU Panel of Imminent Personalities 2013 Annual Review of Global Peace Operations | The AU's Panel of Eminent African Personalities 2011 Review of Political Missions | The AU Panel of Eminent African Personalities 2010 Rev Read More...

Then and Now: How the United States Peacebuilding Architecture is meeting its mandates (
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Three’s a Crowd? Inter-Organisational Cooperation in Conflict Mediation

This is the second essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. Out of the at least 51 multilateral envoys deployed in 2013 to address conflict situations around the world, 28 envoys from different multil Read More...

Towards a Continental Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism in Africa

Violent Extremism is now recognized as a growing threat to peace and security in Africa, as exemplified by the recent terrorist attacks in Garissa, Abidjan, and Ouagadougou. While much of the policy discussion on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) fo Read More...

Trends in Special Political Missions

Today, March 28, 2018, the Security Council is holding an open debate on “Collective Action to Improve UN Peacekeeping Operations,” with the participation of the Secretary-General. In honor of the debate, CIC is publishing three posts this week c Read More...

Triangular Cooperation – Key to All

Triangular cooperation is an idea that has been around for many years. It is supported by many, feared by some, but so far it has never been really implemented. The concept has now been resurrected by the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operati Read More...

Two Years After the Juba Clashes: Has UNMISS’s Protection of Displaced People Improved?

In July 2016, serious fighting erupted in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, when a peace agreement signed less than a year before broke down. Many citizens were killed, often in deliberate, ethnically motivated attacks, while others sought safety in Read More...

U.N. Peacekeeping : The Next Five Years (
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Ukraine

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UN Peace Operations and Counter-Terrorism – A Bridge Too Far?

During the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Barack Obama chaired two summits – the first on peace operations on September 28, and one the following day on counter-terrorism. His participation in both demonstrated the level of commitm Read More...

UN Peace Operations in Violent and Asymmetric Threat Environments (
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UN Peace Ops: Female Uniformed Personnel by Mission

UN Peace Ops: Female Uniformed Personnel by Mission

UN Peace Ops: Female Uniformed Personnel by Mission, March 2017

UN Peace Ops: Female Uniformed Personnel by Mission, March 2017

UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: London Communiqué (
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UN Peacekeeping Missions

UN Peacekeeping Missions Click the below links for UN Peacekeeping mission data visualizations on Personnel, Fatalities, Vehicles and Aircraft and Budget and Expenditures. From the menu bar, you can select specific missions or chose to view al Read More...

UN Peacekeeping Missions 2014

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UN Peacekeeping: African Uniformed Personnel by Mission, Feb 2017

UN Peacekeeping: African Uniformed Personnel by Mission, Feb 2017

UN Peacekeeping: Asian Uniformed Personnel by Mission, Feb 2017

UN Peacekeeping: Asian Uniformed Personnel by Mission, Feb 2017

UN Senior Appointments by Nationality, Jan-Apr 2017

UN Senior Appointments by Nationality, Jan-Apr 2017

UN Special Political Missions

UN Special Political Missions Click the below links for field-based UN Special Political Mission data visualizations on Personnel, Fatalities, Vehicles and Aircraft and Budget and Expenditures. From the menu bar, you can select specific missio Read More...

UN Special Representatives

UN Special Representatives Click the below links for UN Special Representative data visualizations on Personnel, Fatalities, Vehicles and Aircraft and Budget and Expenditures. From the menu bar, you can select specific missions or chose to vie Read More...

UNFICYP

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United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Principles and Guidelines (“Capstone Doctrine”) (
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United States Support to United Nations Peace Operations (
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Uniting Our Strengths for Peace, Politics, Partnership and People (HIPPO Report) (
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Unprepared for Peace? The Decline of Canadian Peacekeeping Training (and What to Do About It) (
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UNSG 2016: Who do UN staff prefer as the Next SG?

This year’s selection of the Next SG comes at a pivotal moment for the international system. It is hoped that the new office holder will have a transformative impact on global leadership. While more transparent than ever before, the process is s Read More...

West Africa

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Western Sahara

What Does New Momentum for UN Peace and Security Really Mean?

A famous maxim of uncertain origin defines insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly, but expecting different results. In her opening statement at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security, Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Read More...

When should blue helmets walk away from a conflict?

The renewed crisis in South Sudan is turning into a decisive test for the United Nations. There is a growing international outcry over reports that local forces raped and killed civilians almost in front of UN peacekeepers. The Security Council has s Read More...

Where Envoys Aren’t

This is the fifth essay in a series of seven that looks at the role of multilateral envoys in peacemaking. This series of essays was conceived to document and analyze the work of multilateral envoys, particularly their engagement in efforts to media Read More...

Who are the Killers of Beni?

Since October 2014, the region around the town of Beni in north eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has been the site of some of the worst massacres in the country’s recent history. Over five hundred people have been killed and tens Read More...

With “Sustaining Peace” can the UN turn rhetoric into action?

In April 2015, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would be seeking a third-term of office—a move that his opponents decried as unconstitutional. Protests and clashes between opposition supporters and security forces followed. A Read More...

Women, Peace and Security

The goal of the Global Peace Operations Review is to provide the most comprehensive overview of multilateral contributions to peacekeeping, conflict prevention, and post-conflict peacebuilding. In doing this, our objective is to take an integrated ap Read More...

Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations: Connections between Presence and Influence (
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Working With Groups of FRIENDS (
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Yemen