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Meeting Notes - August 01, 2012

UN Transitions: Mission Drawdown or Withdrawal

The meeting note summarizes a high-level discussion on the drawdown and withdrawal of peacekeeping and special political missions. It addresses the political dimensions of these transitions from the perspective of member states and examines the UN’s approach to planning and managing these transition phases. 

 

Books - July 31, 2012

The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions

Adam Smith, Arthur Boutellis, editors

Since 2010, the International Peace Institute has partnered closely with a number of practitioners, researchers, and experts to produce a one-of-a-kind handbook on management for civilian staff in UN peace operations. 

 

Policy Papers - November 23, 2011

What Army for Haiti?

Arthur Boutellis

President Michel Martelly of Haiti was widely expected to announce the creation of a new Haitian army on November 18, 2011. Instead, the newly-elected president called for the creation of a civilian-led commission that will have forty days to finalize a plan for the army, which was disbanded in 1995.  

 

Policy Papers - May 26, 2011

IPI Report: The Security Sector in Côte d’Ivoire

Arthur Boutellis

A new IPI report identifies the security sector in Côte d’Ivoire as a root of a decade of crises there and discusses how comprehensive security-sector reform is a key to preventing a return to armed conflict in the future.  

 

Policy Papers - May 16, 2011

Renewing MONUSCO’S Mandate: What Role Beyond the Elections?

Arthur Boutellis, Guillaume Lacaille

Should the UN Security Council limit the role of MONUSCO to the protection of civilians in eastern Congo, or should it expand its mandate in an attempt to enforce democratic principles before the elections, at the risk of confronting the incumbent regime?