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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November 25, 2014
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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November 17, 2014 / By Alison Giffen, Aditi Gorur
UNMISS Faces ‘Hard Choices’ Preventing Violence, Protecting Civilians

In advance of new recommendations anticipated to be released today by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the future of the U.N. peacekeeping operation in South Sudan

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November 17, 2014 / By Alison Giffen, Aditi Gorur
“Will They Protect Us for the Next 10 Years?” Challenges Faced by the UN Peacekeeping Mission in

The United Nations faces an unprecedented challenge in South Sudan. The country has been devastated by the civil war that broke out in December 2013, just two and a half years after

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October 21, 2014
Reducing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in African Union Peacekeeping

By Jenna Stern: 

One month ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report that accused internationally-funded African Union peacekeepers in Somalia of raping women and girls as young

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October 07, 2014
Making UN-Safe Areas Safer: From Srebrenica to South Sudan

By Sarah Bosha:

In 1995, during the Bosnian war, Serbian forces overran a ‘safe area’ in Srebrenica, resulting in the death of 6,000 Muslim men and boys. Then British Prime Minister

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