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13 Sep 2018 description

This is the first article in a new series the Center on International Cooperation is publishing: Tackling the Impunity Gap in Syria. In this series, we will examine different issues stemming from the rapidly growing impunity gap in the Syrian Civil War. This article focuses on the tens of thousands of people who have been arbitrarily or unlawfully detained.

06 Jun 2018 description

The Arc of Protection

Introduction: Toward a New International Refugee Regime

24 Apr 2018 description

By Michael Keating and Sagal Abshir

Executive summary

Starting from a very low base, Somalia is making slow but definite, if reversible, progress towards becoming a capable, peaceful, and fully sovereign state. Central to success will be greater security and the emergence of institutions that are politically acceptable to all Somalis, accountable, affordable, and capable of addressing both the causes and characteristics of insecurity.

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.

24 Nov 2016 description

As the global development landscape continues to evolve, new and emerging actors – countries transitioning from being aid recipients to aid providers – are becoming increasingly visible on the global scene. Although the approaches, interests and resources of emerging donors are far from uniform, their increasing presence in global development – particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings – could create new ways of thinking about foreign aid and contribute to more horizontal, equitable and efficient practices.

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’.

27 May 2016 description

In 1996, the Taliban movement, a majority of who were religious students from Deobandi madrasas (religious schools) in Pakistan and rural Afghanistan, established a short-lived (4 years) Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. On arrival in Kabul, the Taliban barred women from working at public or private institutions and banned girls from schools. The Taliban regime said that the ban was because of the lack of facilities and security.

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).

07 Apr 2016 description

I. RÉSUMÉ ET RECOMMANDATIONS

Depuis octobre 2014, les environs de la ville de Beni dans le nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RD Congo) ont été le terrain de massacres comptant parmi les pires de l’histoire récente du Congo. Plus de cinq cent personnes ont été tuées et des dizaines de milliers ont fui leurs foyers. La mission de l’ONU et le gouvernement congolais ont déclaré publiquement que les massacres sont l’œuvre des rebelles ougandais des Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

07 Apr 2016 description

Entre octobre 2014 et décembre 2015 plus de 500 personnes ont été tuées dans le nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo. Nos recherches indiquent que plusieurs réseaux de groupes armés ont été impliqués dans la violence.

07 Apr 2016 description

SINCE OCTOBER 2014, THE REGION AROUND THE TOWN OF BENI IN NORTH EASTERN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DR CONGO) HAS BEEN THE SITE OF SOME OF THE WORST MASSACRES IN THE COUNTRY’S RECENT HISTORY. OVER FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND TENS OF THOUSANDS HAVE FLED THEIR HOMES.