20th January 2021 | by Alan Doss
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, …
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.
3rd April 2020 | by Cedric de Coning
Between the African Union, European Union, OSCE, NATO and United Nations there are approximately 160,000 civilian, police and military personnel deployed in more than 50 missions.
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.
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 Lise Howard
Encapsulating some of the findings of the forthcoming 2020 EPON report on MINUSCA.