Peacekeeping

Peace operations comprise peacekeeping – the provision of temporary postconflict security by internationally mandated forces – and peacebuilding – those efforts undertaken by the international community to help a war-torn society create a self-sustaining peace.

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February 12, 2015
Reducing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping: Ten Years After the Zeid Report

In 2004, after numerous allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by United Nations (UN) peacekeepers made international headlines, both the UN Security Council and US Congress

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February 12, 2015
Reducing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping

By Jenna Stern: 

United Nations peacekeepers help people living in the most volatile regions of the world emerge from conflict in the hope of a better future. Despite the important role

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January 26, 2015 / By Aditi Gorur
Reconciling Security Sector Reform and the Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Contexts

United Nations peacekeeping operations are frequently mandated both to protect civilians and to support security sector reform. These mandates implicitly assume that the protection of

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January 26, 2015 / By Aditi Gorur
Reconciling Security Sector Reform and the Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Contexts

By Aditi Gorur and Fairlie Chappuis:

The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo directly resulted in the deaths of 860,000 people, mostly civilians, over the period 2007–2010.  The

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November 25, 2014 / By Jenna Stern
The African Union’s New Focus: Reducing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping

By Jenna Stern: 

Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of United Nations (U.N.) International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. As we recognize the vulnerability of

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