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06 Jun 2018 description

The Arc of Protection

Introduction: Toward a New International Refugee Regime

22 Mar 2018 description

by Paige Arthur

The United Nations Secretary-General’s new report on sustaining peace is the long-awaited response to the call to report on the implementation of the General Assembly’s and Security Council’s dual resolutions on sustaining peace.

19 Dec 2017 description

By Sarah Cliffe and David Steven

An integrated approach to crisis and conflict prevention requires clarity on what is meant by prevention, and how the concept of prevention fits with the 2030 Agenda, sustaining peace, and other relevant frameworks such as the Agenda for Humanity and Human Rights Up Front.

This briefing:

27 Sep 2017 description

THIJS VAN LAER

“Their priority is not the people of Somalia,” a Somali woman who had recently fled to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya said about peacekeepers in her home country. “It is the government and themselves.”

03 Feb 2017 description

The Review, which featured collaborations from our researcher Adriana Erthal Abdenur and our research director, Robert Muggah, covers more than one hundred multilateral peace operations active in the previous year including missions fielded by the UN, AU, EU, ECOWAS, OSCE, OAS and coalitions. It uses a broad definition of peace operations that includes multilateral and ad hoc military and police missions, as well as civilian led political missions. Neither type of mission has a simple definition.

28 Jun 2016 description

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) called for a step change in how humanitarian action is conceived, planned, implemented and monitored – and by whom. The United Nations Secretary-General (SG) has set out a clear vision to ‘Change people’s lives: from delivering aid to ending need’ as one of five Core Responsibilities in his Report for the World Humanitarian Summit ‘One Humanity: Shared Responsibility’.

07 Apr 2016 description

The last two years have seen a surge in peace operations. As the data in this review shows, UN deployments grew by 8.5% in 2013 and 2014 to involve over 100,000 soldiers and police officers. In the same period, NATO drew down its presence in Afghanistan but the number of personnel deployed by other regional organizations – primarily in Africa – leapt by 60%.

07 Apr 2016 description

Emerging powers have a growing importance in UN peacekeeping: Of UN Member States, they contribute a third of the troops and make a similarly sized financial contribution. As permanent members of the Security Council, China and Russia hold a place apart in this group. Of the emerging powers, only China is simultaneously a veto wielding decision-maker in the Council, a growing financial contributor (6th rank), and increasingly among the top ten troop-contributor (9th).

07 Apr 2016 description

Emerging powers have a growing importance in UN peacekeeping: Of UN Member States, they contribute a third of the troops and make a similarly sized financial contribution. As permanent members of the Security Council, China and Russia hold a place apart in this group. Of the emerging powers, only China is simultaneously a veto wielding decision-maker in the Council, a growing financial contributor (6th rank), and increasingly among the top ten troop-contributor (9th).

07 Apr 2016 description

MEMBER STATES THAT PAY FOR UN PEACEKEEPING TEND NOT TO CONTRIBUTE TROOPS. THE APPROVED BUDGET FOR UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS FOR THE 2015-16 FISCAL YEAR IS ABOUT USD $8.27 BILLION. THIS IS LESS THAN HALF OF ONE PER CENT OF WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES (ESTIMATED AT $1,747 BILLION IN 2013).

02 Jun 2015 description

Key Findings 1. The post-2015 agenda will include 17 goals and 169 targets for the period 2016-2030. The proposed goals aim to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.

26 Feb 2015 description

Michael von der Schulenburg

On 11 June 2014, the UN Secretary-General, speaking in the UN Security Council, expressed his concerns about what he perceived as unprecedented violence and complexity facing present UN peacekeeping operations around the world. He suggested a thorough review of all UN peace operations was necessary ; this paper is intended to make a contribution to this review.

12 May 2014 description

There is a broad agreement that the United Nations’ “Peacebuilding Architecture” (PBA) has failed to live up to the high hopes that existed when the 2005 World Summit agreed to establish the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and its related entities, the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and the Peacebuilding Fund.

30 May 2012 description

Papers from a Managing Global Order conference hosted by the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

The Use of Force, Crisis Diplomacy and the Responsibilities of States

Reflection Paper

NYU Center on International Cooperation and the Brookings Institution, Managing Global Order Program, April 20121

A. Debating crisis management after the Arab Awakening

01 May 2012 description

Over the past 40 years, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has developed a reputation as an emergency medical humanitarian organization willing to go almost anywhere to deliver care to people in need.

Yet when questioned about MSF, people in countries where it works had different perceptions.
One thought MSF was from Saudi Arabia and financed by Muslim charities. Another thought it was a China-based corporation. And yet another believed MSF requires everyone who enters their medical facilities to be armed (quite the opposite, in fact).

09 Dec 2011 description

Alex Evans

As resource scarcity issues – like water, land, food and energy – become more intertwined, so the importance of multilateral system coherence on these issues also increases. At present, though, the international system is fractured into single issue silos, each of which only deals with one fragment of the big picture.