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Evaluating the mandate and political strategy ofthe United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Published June 23, 2021


Commentary
Renewables in UN peace operations can increase safety and security for peacekeepers by decreasing risks to vulnerable supply convoys
Published May 28, 2021


Report
Evaluating the mandate and political strategy of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), ahead of its first mandate renewal.
Published May 26, 2021


Report
Introduction The UN Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in March 2021. In this context, the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Stimson Center, and Security Council Report organiz …

Prioritization and Sequencing of Security Council Mandates: The Case of UNMISS Read More »

Published March 18, 2021


Policy Memo
Being “back” in the world and leading with diplomacy means bolstering support and reforms of UN peace operations to achieve American goals.
Published March 4, 2021


Report
Examining the renewable energy future of UN peace operations to enhance missions, meet climate goals, and benefit host communities
By Victoria K. Holt  ·  Alex Hopkins  ·  David Mozersky Contributor  ·  Sherwin Das Contributor
Published January 25, 2021


Report
Introduction  The UN Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on December 18, 2020. In anticipation of this process, the Internatio …

Prioritization and Sequencing of Security Council Mandates: The Case of MONUSCO Read More »

Published December 10, 2020


Report
Discussing the mandate and political strategy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
Published November 19, 2020


Commentary
Peacekeeping missions can put politics first without putting peace agreements first.
By Aditi Gorur Author
Published September 18, 2020


Report
How Strategies for Peacekeeping are Developed and Implemented
By Adam Day  ·  Aditi Gorur  ·  Victoria K. Holt  ·  Charles T. Hunt
Published September 11, 2020


Report
On May 20, 2020, the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Stimson Center, and Security Council Report organized a virtual workshop to discuss the mandate and political strategy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabili­zation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Published June 19, 2020


Commentary
Women deploying to UN peacekeeping missions face additional hurdles due to their gender, which must be addressed
By Aditi Gorur Second Author ·  Kleopatra Moditsi First Author
Published May 29, 2020


Report
Introduction The UN Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in December 2019. In this context, the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Stimson …

Prioritization and Sequencing of Peacekeeping Mandates: The Case of MONUSCO Read More »

Published February 4, 2020


Report
The report examines ongoing efforts by international actors in the DRC to boost the share of renewable sources of energy; articulates the benefits of increasing diesel-to-renewable energy transitions for both the operations and the host country; details viable opportunities and potential challenges for implementing such transitions; and recommends next steps.
By Victoria K. Holt Contributing Author ·  Alex Hopkins Research ·  David Mozersky Co-Author
Published September 30, 2019


Press Release
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), MONUSCO, could benefit from greater use of available renewable energy according to a new study released by the Stimson Center and Energy Peace Partners. Such a chang …

Report: UN Peacekeeping in DRC Offers Renewable Energy Opportunity Read More »

Published September 30, 2019


Testimony
April 30, 2019 – Tori Holt tesified in front of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights and International Organizations, a part of the House Foreign Affairs Committees in the U.S. House of Representatives about the United Nations (U.N.) …

Hearing on “United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa” Read More »

Published May 1, 2019


Event
Stimson Distinguished Fellows William Durch and Victoria Holt were featured this week (Wednesday, December 6, 2017) in a forum on UN peacekeeping reform with the new United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix …

Partner Event: U.N. Peacekeeping Is Vital—and So Is its Reform Read More »

Published December 8, 2017 / Held December 6, 2017


Event
RSVP HERE The Stimson Center and United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) are hosting a discussion with Alanna O’Malley, author of the forthcoming book, The Diplomacy of Decolonisation, America, Britain and the United Nati …

The Diplomacy of Decolonization: United Nations Peacekeeping during the Congo Crisis, 1960-1964 Read More »

Published October 4, 2017 / Held October 17, 2017


Report
The United Nations (U.N.) is mandated and resourced to prevent and respond to mass human suffering caused by conflict, natural disaster, and disease. Yet it is often criticized for failing to act in a timely way. There are many structural, political, a …

Improving UN Situational Awareness Read More »

Published August 30, 2017


Press Statement
Statement — Briefing on Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Update Aditi Gorur Director, Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program, Stimson Center House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Washington, DC August 23, 2017 …

Statement of Aditi Gorur: Democratic Republic of the Congo Read More »

Published August 28, 2017


Stimson in the News
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to end the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after 13 years, sending a strong signal that the international community believes the impoverished Caribbean nation is s …

Aditi Gorur quoted in Associated Press on UN Peacekeeping in Haiti Read More »

Published April 13, 2017


Commentary
The kidnapping and assassination of senior political figures in Bangui in recent weeks, along with a number of violent intercommunal reprisals and attacks on peacekeepers, have sparked concerns the Central African Republic’s capital may be about to des …

The Central African Republic Is Still in Crisis. Can UN Peacekeepers Help? Read More »

Published November 12, 2015


Commentary
By Josh Dyer:  Last week at the opening of UNGA in New York, President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping spurred nearly 50 countries and regional organizations to make new commitments to supply current and future peace operations w …

Beyond reforms: Considering a UN exit in Western Sahara Read More »

Published October 9, 2015


Report
To most people, the term “United Nations peacekeepers” conjures images of soldiers in blue helmets, but U.N. peacekeeping operations also include critical non-military components. In environments characterized by weak or dysfunctional rule of law insti …

The Role Of Police In UN Peace Operations Read More »

Published September 28, 2015


Commentary
By Sangyoung Yun: In advance of the U.N.’s upcoming September 28 leadership summit on peacekeeping hosted by President Obama, the U.N. received a long list of complaints about peacekeeping, including the recent exposés on sexual abuse by peacekeep …

The Imbalance In Countries Contributing UN Peacekeeping Troops Read More »

Published September 25, 2015


Issue Brief
Despite the recent signing of a peace agreement to end more than a year and a half of civil war, South Sudan remains plagued by insecurity. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is protecting about 200,000 displaced people at its bases. Ma …

Establishing Safety and Security at Protection of Civilians Sites Read More »

Published September 21, 2015


Stimson in the News
On August 2nd, gunfire erupted in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. On one side of the violence: United Nations peacekeepers sent to the Central African Republic after the 2013 collapse of the government. …

Stimson’s “Reducing Sexual Exploitation & Abuse in UN Peacekeeping” report cited in Pacific Magazine Read More »

Published August 17, 2015


Announcement
(Washington, D.C.) The Stimson Center announced today that Co-Director of the Future of Peace Operations program Alison Giffen will join the U.S. State Department’s International Organizations Bureau as the Senior Peacekeeping Advisor. The Center also …

Stimson’s Alison Giffen Joins State Department As Senior Peacekeeping Advisor Read More »

Published July 10, 2015


Stimson in the News
The U.N. peacekeepers arrive; months later, some leave infants behind. Now the United Nations has quietly started to offer DNA testing to help prove paternity claims and ensure support for the so-called “peacekeeper babies.” -snip- “I don’t see any dow …

Alison Giffen quoted in The Associated Press on the U.N. zero tolerance policy Read More »

Published June 13, 2015


Stimson in the News
In January, Head of UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told the UN Security Council that the situation in northern Mali remains “extremely volatile” in light of the presence of terrorist groups and almost daily attacks on peacekeepers, including …

Sofia Sebastian’s op-ed in ISN on Peacekeeping in Unstabilized Environments Read More »

Published June 1, 2015


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