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Multilateral peace operations are increasingly confronting a set of interrelated and mutually reinforcing security challenges that are relatively new to them, that do not respect borders, and that have causes and effects which cut right across the international security, peacebuilding and development agendas. Organized crime provides one of the most prominent examples of these ‘non-traditional’ security challenges.
Multilateral peace operations are increasingly confronting a set of interrelated and mutually reinforcing security challenges that are relatively new to them, that do not respect borders, and that have causes and effects which cut right across the international security, peacebuilding and development agendas.
18 October 2017
Dr Florian Krampe
‘We have succeeded at keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay’, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while briefing members of the UN Security Council on 12 October. Explaining the impediments to an effective response to the risks of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and, Guterres named conflict as a root cause of famine.
Dr Malin Mobjörk, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Hannes Sonnsjö, Sebastian van Baalen, Lisa Maria Dellmuth and Niklas Bremberg
Publisher: SIPRI and Stockholm University
Paul D. Williams
The African Union (AU) dubbed 2010 the year of 'peace and security in Africa'. For the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) it has been anything but. Not only has AMISOM continued to suffer heavy casualties but several non-governmental organizations have accused it of killing hundreds of civilians through indiscriminate shelling of residential areas.
SIPRI Background Paper
Pieter D. Wezeman
A United Nations arms embargo restricts arms flows to Somalia. However, supplies to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) are allowed and the UN has urged the international community to supply arms to the TFG and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Somali non-state actors continue to obtain weapons from external sources. Eritrea, in particular, is accused of having supported Somali opposition groups since at least 2005.
- More than 219 000 personnel were deployed to multilateral peace operations in 2009.
- Over 89 per cent of all personnel deployed were troops or military observers.
- The number of civilian personnel deployed rose for the sixth year in a row, to reach 23 073.
- In 2009, 48 per cent of all personnel were deployed to operations conducted by the UN and 44 per cent to
- operations conducted by NATO.
- Africa and Asia were the only two regions where the number of deployed personnel increased.
- Over 85 500 personnel were deployed to 16 operations in Africa in 2009.
- Almost one-third of all operations worldwide and two-fifths of all personnel were located in Africa in 2009.
- Over 90 per cent of peacekeepers in Africa were deployed to 9 UN operations.
- Nearly three-quarters of all UN peacekeepers were deployed in Africa.
- For the first time since 2003, Africa was not the region to which most peace operation personnel were deployed.
- Personnel deployments in Africa were about 15 800 short of the authorized levels in 2009.
- Six of the 10 …
Air transportation has played a key role in the transfer of weapons, narcotics and precious minerals, fuelling the war economies that have devastated much of Africa in recent decades.
For immediate release (Stockholm) Concerns about brewing 'arms races' in a number of regions of tension around the world are reflected in new data on international arms transfers published today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
SIPRI Fact Sheet July 2009
- Close to 79 000 personnel were deployed in 19 operations in Africa in 2008.
- Personnel numbers in Africa in 2008 had increased by 14 % over the 2007 level and 400 % over the 1999 level.
- Almost a third of all operations worldwide and 42 % of all personnel were located in Africa in 2008.
- Operations were active in 13 African countries in 2008.
- The UN sent 70% of all peace operation personnel it deployed worldwide in 2008 to Africa.
- Personnel deployments in Africa were 21 % short of the authorized levels in 2008.
- Five …
THE SIPRI YEARBOOK
The SIPRI Yearbook was first published in 1969 and is now in its 40th edition. SIPRI Yearbook 2009 presents a combination of original data in areas such as world military expenditure, international arms transfers, arms production, nuclear forces, major armed conflicts and multilateral peace operations with state-of-the-art analysis of important aspects of arms control, peace and international security. The Yearbook is written by both SIPRI researchers and invited outside experts.
(Stockholm, 12 May 2009) - Air cargo companies involved in illicit or destabilizing arms transfers to African conflict zones have also been repeatedly contracted to deliver humanitarian aid and support peacekeeping operations, according to a report released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The report reveals that 90 per cent of the air cargo companies identified in arms trafficking-related reports have also been used by major UN agencies, EU and NATO member states, …
Highlights from the SIPRI YEARBOOK 2002
Security and conflicts
The 15 most deadly conflicts in 2001-those that killed over 100 people-were all intra-state conflicts, but all of them were directly affected by external actors and 11 of them spilled over international borders. 11 of the conflicts have lasted for eight or more years.
51 multilateral peace operations were operational during 2001.
There were no new UN peace missions in 2001 for the first time since 1996.
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