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Putting the Pieces Together

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Putting the Pieces Together

Research shows that effective international operations mandated to protect civilians include a combination of political, civilian and military resources. But planning and implementing a comprehensive response is a challenge, especially when the operation is multilateral. This research reviews the effectiveness of multidimensional approaches and makes recommendations for improved responses. 

The Civilians in Conflict project’s research looks closely at over a decade of UN peace operation efforts to protect civilians. The project’s early analysis focuses on the gaps in guidance and training for multidimensional peace operation and recommends a number of reforms. Beginning in 2009, the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly Special Committee on Peacekeeping began to request that the UN Secretariat implement many of these reforms. The project’s more recent research reviews the UN’s progress in developing guidance and training on the protection of civilians in the context of peacekeeping and recommends next steps. 

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