3rd June 2020 | by Cedric de Coning & Linnéa Gelot
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 …
8th May 2020 | by Cedric de Coning
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.
22nd April 2020 | by Ralph Mamiya
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.
20th March 2020 | by Cedric de Coning
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.
4th February 2020 | by Cedric de Coning
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.
8th November 2019 | by Jaïr van der Lijn
Examining why MINUSMA’s effectiveness in terms of stabilisation and the protection of civilians has decreased since 2016.
Are peace operations effective? Emerging trends and observations from the studies of the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network
7th November 2019 | by Cedric de Coning
Discussing some of the cross-cutting trends and observations that have emerged from the first four EPON studies that have been published.
6th November 2019 | by Adam Day
As UNMISS stands on the edge of another fragile peace process, it is worth briefly recalling the protection challenges EPON faced during their visit.
6th November 2019 | by Paul D. Williams
Analysing AMISOM’s ability to resolve Somalia’s crisis of governance that has spawned al-Shabaab.
6th November 2019 | by Alexandra Novosseloff
Since the release of the EPON report on the effectiveness of MONUSCO, the national context has changed, and with it the attitude of the host state towards the UN mission.