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International peace support operations: how can the capacity challenges be met? [WP844]

Date

Monday 4 to Thursday 7 June, 2007

This conference discussed:

  • 2006 saw a further increase in the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces: at the end of the year, there were 80,368 troops, military observers and police in the field, 10,000 more than in 2005. Will the UN shortly face a crisis with this unprecedented demand?
  • How should finite resources be best used? How can priorities be established?
  • What is the linkage between military and civilian roles in international peace support operations?
  • How can the transition from international peacekeepers to other actors be built in from the outset of operations?
  • What is the sequencing, and who should do what?
  • How should the UN work in partnership with regional organisations and others?

Key points: 

  • Will the UN shortly face a crisis with this unprecedented demand?
  • How should finite resources be best used? How can priorities be established?
  • What is the linkage between military and civilian roles in international peace support operations?
  • How can the transition from international peacekeepers to other actors be built in from the outset of operations?
  • What is the sequencing, and who should do what?
  • How should the UN work in partnership with regional organisations and others?

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