This past July, the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) with Resolution 2587. The Security Council has had Cyprus’ frozen conflict—often referred to by researchers and scholars as the “Cyprus problem”—on its agenda for 57 years, following the creation of UNFICYP …
But even after the violence ends, post-conflict societies may still struggle with the challenges that led to intervention. So while its form may change, multilateral engagement should not die when the troops go home. An empowered UN Peacebuilding Commission, willing to cast a critical eye on the progress of peace, …
Peace operations are predominantly state-centric. A significant portion of the efforts of these operations are focused on supporting host government and state institutions, or threats to them. Placing people at the center of how peace operations are planned and how they assess their own performance will make the operations more …
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted UN peacekeeping operations. In the short-term, activities have been reduced to the most critical, rotations have been frozen, and most staff are working remotely.
While the closure of the African Union-United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur is set for late this year, the size and scale of the follow-on mission for Sudan requested by the new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been the topic of significant debate.
Over the past few years, the performance of UN peacekeeping operations has come increasingly under the spotlight. It started with financial pressure, especially but not exclusively by the United States Government, to reduce the overall cost of UN peacekeeping operations.
Le réseau sur l’efficacité des opérations de paix (Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network – EPON) est un groupe de recherche international constitué de plus de 40 institutions qui mènent collectivement des recherches sur l’efficacité de certaines opérations de paix.
Examining why MINUSMA’s effectiveness in terms of stabilisation and the protection of civilians has decreased since 2016.
Discussing some of the cross-cutting trends and observations that have emerged from the first four EPON studies that have been published.
As UNMISS stands on the edge of another fragile peace process, it is worth briefly recalling the protection challenges EPON faced during their visit.