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Policy Papers - February 03, 2014

Engineering Peace: The Critical Role of Engineers in UN Peacekeeping

Arthur Boutellis and Adam Smith

Although engineering may be the least critically analyzed aspect of peacekeeping, it is one of the most crucial elements to the functioning of a UN peace operation. This report details the various roles that engineers play in UN peace operations and examines the type of engineering capacities available to a mission.  

 

Policy Papers - December 12, 2013

New Publication: Peacekeeping Reimbursements—Key Topics for the Next COE Working Group

Bianca Selway

This issue brief analyzes the key issues under discussion as preparation begins for the first meeting in three years of the United Nations Contingent-Owned Equipment System (COE) Working Group, which takes place in January 2014.  

 

Policy Papers - November 08, 2013

Police in UN Peacekeeping: Improving Selection, Recruitment, and Deployment

William J. Durch and Michelle Ker

In the past two decades, United Nations police have become an increasingly visible and important part of UN peacekeeping. As their roles have evolved from observing and reporting to training, reforming, operating alongside, and occasionally standing in for local police, the number of police required has also increased. 

 

Policy Papers - August 29, 2013

New Report Examines How to Enhance Training for UN Peacekeepers

Alberto Cutillo

A new IPI paper examines the United Nations’ and member states’ efforts to train UN peacekeepers. The success or failure of a UN peacekeeping operation is partly determined by the effectiveness of its individual peacekeepers. Yet, the UN’s training strategy for peacekeepers remains at an embryonic stage.  

 

Policy Papers - August 28, 2013

New Report: Does the UN Have Integration Fatigue?

Arthur Boutellis

This new IPI report examines the evolution of integrated planning efforts at the United Nations, which has undertaken a series of institutional innovations over the last two decades to promote greater coherence in the organization’s conflict and postconflict engagements. Yet, the UN integration agenda faces a number of obstacles that threaten to roll back some of the hard-won gains.