From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site here:
By Debra Liang-Fenton
Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers. Half of the 50 Sierra Leone military personnel participating in a… Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 6:30pm —
The deployment of a UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), authorized to undertake “all necessary measures” to neutralize armed groups, represents an important step in the evolution of UN peacekeeping missions.
Added by TransConflict on March 5, 2014 at 7:27am —
From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.
By Maria Jessop
It was mid-January and we were in our… Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on February 12, 2014 at 4:45pm —
From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.
By Dominik Balthasar… Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on October 29, 2013 at 4:04pm —
From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view this post on the web site, click here.
By Johnnie Carson
Last weekend’s attack by al-Shabab militants on Westgate shopping mall in Kenya should be a wake-up call that more work is needed to stabilize Somalia and prevent it from falling back into… Continue
Added by Viola Gienger on September 30, 2013 at 6:30pm —
Say YES to peace within yourself.
Showing face is a first step in a peaceful future. To make this process successful it is inevitable that each of us begins to create peace in the own heart. Let’s start to take responsibility for… Continue
Added by Saeeid Dastmalchian on October 28, 2012 at 3:41am —
As of October, the UOC School for Cooperation will validate subjects on the Master's in Conflictology in English for United Nations personnel who are studying on any of the courses on the UNITAR training programme. Thanks to this institutional collaboration, many of the workers on peace missions will be able to gain a UOC university… Continue
Added by Campus for Peace (UOC) on July 24, 2012 at 9:04am —
This is a guest post on how-matters.org by Lea Krivchenia, who brings the work of unarmed peacekeeping to life and helps folks understand this relatively new field.
I sit on a sack of something – probably sorghum – in a trailor attached to a tractor, bracing myself against the bumps, a constant exercise on any road in South Sudan. The moon is bright above us, providing the only light in between the cattle camps, where… Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on June 27, 2012 at 6:30am —
The book entitled "United Nations: The Legal Responsibility for Peacekeepers' Human Rights Violations" was published on 15th of March 2012 and addresses issues such as responsibility, universal jurisdiction, cosmopolitanism and human rights.
You can read a summary of this book… Continue
Added by Alexandra Matei on March 31, 2012 at 8:05am —
Publication Date: November 2010
Authors: Tobie Whitman
Joint Protection Teams (JPTs) are a promising model for advancing protection efforts by peacekeepers currently being used by the UN in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By promoting contact between peacekeepers and the local community, bringing civilian… Continue
Added by Inclusive Security on December 1, 2010 at 4:30pm —
- Vincenc Fisas of the School for a Culture of Peace released his report on the progress of peace processes in the third quarter of 2010. Sudan, Chad, the Western Sahara, Myanmar talks with the NLD, China-Tibet talks, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Yemen were all listed as progressing poorly in their respective peace…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm —
This week in conflict...
- The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has recently launched its Multidimensional
Poverty Index (MPI), a new way to measure poverty in the world. The MPI expands on the previous Human Development Index (HDI) and includes 10 indicators of health (child mortality and nutrition), education (years of schooling and child enrollment) and standard of…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 6, 2010 at 11:49am —
I have may have spoken too hastily in the past regarding conflict resources in the DR Congo. My rage at the inherent abuse led me to think that boycotting and protesting companies was perhaps the best way to go. I realize now, that I was wrong. This is the wrong approach.
Over the past six years, I have delved into this subject more than any other and have even gone so far as to ban all products for my personal use if I didn't know EXACTLY where they came from and what… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on June 10, 2010 at 1:00pm —
MONUC, the UN's mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will sadly soon be coming near an end, even though the country is arguably home to the most deadly and violent humanitarian crisis the world has ever seen.In December, the UN extended their mission another couple of months until… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 21, 2010 at 7:00pm —
The United Nations is only as powerful as its Member states. It can call on its Members for support: financially, logistically or in troops and hope that they answer the call. If this call goes unanswered (as is currently the situation), what powers does the UN have to ensure enforcement or support?
The structures of the International Court of Justice, the UN’s principle judicial organ, are only meant to settle legal disputes between states, and rely on local enforcement… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2009 at 3:10pm —
The UN’s peacekeeping role in global conflicts has evolved since the first mission in 1948. Since World War Two there has been a reported rapid decline in traditional interstate conflict, which seems to have been replaced by a rise in intrastate conflict (Yilmaz, 2005: 13). There has also been an increased tendency to describe the conflicts occurring after the 1980s as “ethnically-based” (Gilley, 2004: 1155), changing the way collective security forces respond to disputes. This change from… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2009 at 2:56pm —
Check out something I posted on my main blog about peacekeeping:
Added by IslandGuru on January 7, 2009 at 12:29pm —
Erle Frayne Argonza
Good afternoon from Manila!
The headlines and front pages of the major dailies here are focused (scoop) on the Ces Drilon abduction by the Abu Sayyaf, the CIA-created jihadist group operating in Mindanao (southern Philippines; Ces Drilon is a rated journalist of the oligarchic ABS-CBN). Reports say the P15 Million rock-bottom ransom is out, and that the jihadists have signaled an ultimatum.
As this is happening, the national army is… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 17, 2008 at 3:47am —