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UN officials urge Security Council to allow for effective post-2015 peacebuilding tools

Published March 19, 2014 by UN News Centre
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19 March 2014 – Inclusivity, institution-building and international/regional support are the three key ingredients to long-lasting post-conflict peace, United Nations officials said this morning as they called on the Security Council to help shape a more effective UN peacebuilding architecture.

Engineering Peace: The Critical Role of Engineers in UN Peacekeeping

Arthur Boutellis
Adam Smith
Date Published: 
February 3, 2014

Although engineering may be the least critically analyzed aspect of peacekeeping, it is one of the most crucial elements to the functioning of a UN peace operation. This report details the various roles that engineers play in UN peace operations and examines the type of engineering capacities available to a mission.

Japan ‘may lift’ arms export ban for int’l peacekeepers

Published February 11, 2014 by Global Times
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Japan may allow exports of defense equipment to international organizations such as those involved in UN peacekeeping operations on condition they do not take sides in conflicts, Kyodo News reported Tuesday.

Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan is reviewing various aspects of defense including its self-imposed ban on weapons exports.

Peacekeeping Reimbursements: Key Topics for the Next COE Working Group

Bianca Selway
Date Published: 
December 12, 2013

In preparation for the first meeting in three years of the United Nations Contingent-Owned Equipment System (COE) Working Group, which takes place in January 2014, this brief analyzes the key issues under discussion and explains the procedural challenges ahead.

UN continuing to improve quality of peacekeeping, says senior official

Published December 13, 2013 by UN News Centre
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13 December 2013 – Describing an “active year”, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today highlighted the progress made in key hotspots around the world, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mali, Sudan and South Sudan, and noted the importance of technology and partnerships for doing more with resources impacted by the global economic crisis.

More women officers needed to meet peacekeeping challenges of UN Police, officials say

Published November 21, 2013 by UN News Centre
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21 November 2013 – Outlining the array of challenges faced by United Nations police in peacekeeping missions, top UN Police officials today stressed the necessity of increasing the number of women officers for success in fulfilling their mandates.

Police in UN Peacekeeping: Improving Selection, Recruitment, and Deployment

William J. Durch
Michelle Ker
Date Published: 
November 8, 2013

In the past two decades, United Nations police (UNPOL) have become an increasingly visible and important part of UN peacekeeping. Second only to military peacekeepers in numbers, about 12,600 UN police served in UN peace operations in mid-2013. Their roles have evolved over the decades from observing and reporting to mentoring, training, reforming, operating alongside, and occasionally standing in for local police as a post-war government is re-established with international help.

U.N. Urged to Practice What It Preaches on Gender

Published November 5, 2013 by Inter Press Service
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UNITED NATIONS, Nov 5 2013 (IPS) - Amidst a rise in sexual violence in the world’s war zones, the United Nations has begun appointing women to head some of the key political and peacekeeping missions in conflict areas – and also created Gender Advisers as a second line of defence.

Still, there is growing scepticism among non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and activist groups that much of the progress is scarcely more than window dressing.

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