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A New Approach to United Nations Peace Operations: Pathways for Demand-Driven Interventions

This policy brief outlines prospects for UN peace operations in light of current challenges, lessons learned and available opportunities.

In recent years, the United Nations (UN) peace operations have struggled with the implementation of their mandates and are currently in a period of retrenchment. Despite growing global insecurity, the UN Security Council has not mandated an entirely new peacekeeping operation since 2014. Although a diverse range of field-based special political missions have been established in the past decade, these missions have not been immune to the broader crisis of confidence affecting UN peace operations.

About the Authors

Dawit Yohannes, Project Manager and Senior Researcher, Meressa K. Dessu, Senior Researcher and Training Coordinator, Emmaculate Liaga,  Researcher and Tsion Belay, Researcher, Institute for Security Studies.

Eugene Chen, Director, Peacebuilding, Prevention and Protracted Crises New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.

Development partners
This policy brief was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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