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Local to Global Protection

Date Published: 
October 16, 2012

Promoting local perspectives in humanitarian crises Local to Global Protection (L2GP) is an initiative intended to document and promote local perspectives on protection in major humanitarian crises.

Based on studies in Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, South Sudan and Zimbabwe, the L2GP initiative explores what people living in areas affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies do to protect themselves. The studies also describe how people and communities perceive the protection efforts undertaken by others such as local authorities, UN, NGOs, etc.

UN Peacekeeping Transitions: Perspectives from Member States

Author(s): 
Arthur Boutellis
Date Published: 
September 13, 2012

This issue brief addresses the nature and timing of peacekeeping transitions, paying particular attention to the perspectives of UN member states and decisions by the Security Council. In light of the impending drawdown or reconfiguration of a number of peacekeeping missions, it identifies a resurgent interest among member states in the challenges posed by peacekeeping transitions.

Broadening the Base of United Nations Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries

Author(s): 
Alex J. Bellamy
Paul Williams
Date Published: 
September 13, 2012

This report represents the first of a series of publications stemming from the Providing for Peacekeeping project, a partnership with IPI, Griffith University, and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Large number of soldiers being deputed as UN peacekeepers

Published September 13, 2012 by Business Recorder, Pakistan
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Pakistan has registered a substantial growth in services sector trade with growing number of Army personnel being deputed with UN peacekeeping missions abroad. This was disclosed at the second day of fifth economic summit hosted by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

The Role of UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Protection of Civilians

Date Published: 
September 4, 2012

The UN Security Council’s (UNSC) role, to maintain international security, includes protecting civilians in armed conflict. Made explicit in 2009, the UNSC noted that "the deliberate targeting of civilians… may constitute a threat to international peace and security, and [the UNSC] reaffirms… its readiness to consider such situations and, where necessary, to adopt appropriate steps."

UN Peacekeeping Transitions: Perspectives from Member States

Date Published: 
September 4, 2012

This issue brief addresses the nature and timing of peacekeeping transitions, paying particular attention to the perspectives of UN member states and decisions by the Security Council. In light of the impending drawdown or reconfiguration of a number of peacekeeping missions, it identifies a resurgent interest among member states in the challenges posed by peacekeeping transitions.

Amid much debate over the financing of peacekeeping missions and responsibility for peacekeeping versus peacebuilding, the report makes a number of recommendations for member states to consider:

The search for professional peacekeepers

Published July 2, 2012 by The Jakarta Post
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About 300 soldiers gathered in an auditorium recently to watch a documentary on the history of the nation’s famed peacekeeping unit, the Garuda Contingent, which was first deployed to the Congo during that nation’s civil war in 1957.

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