Peace operations and conflict management

MONUC240x160.jpgPeace operations and conflict management have been core elements of the work of the Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme since the end of the cold war. Currently, the work of the peace operations and conflict management team consists of four main pillars: (a) peace operations data and trends; (b) the new geopolitics of peace operations; (c) evaluation and lessons learned; and (d) consultancies regarding topical issues in the field.


recent EVENTS
4 March 2014, New York, NY

Panel Discussion

Organized in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Finland and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung foundation, this event will bring together the New York expert community to discuss the preliminary finding of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations project .

17–18 March 2014, Amman, Jordan

Sixth Regional Dialogue

This dialogue meeting will bring together a range of leading experts from the Middle East to discuss regional perspectives about the future of peace operations.

7–9 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium

Seventh Regional Dialogue

This dialogue meeting will bring together a range of leading experts from Europe and North America discuss regional perspectives about the future of peace operations.

14–16 April 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam

Eighth Regional Dialogue

This dialogue meeting will bring together a range of leading experts from South East Asia to discuss regional perspectives about the future of peace operations.

past events
4 June 2013, Berlin, Germany

Peacekeeping Policy in Focus: Ongoing Initiatives and Recent Findings

This workshop was hosted by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in Berlin and brought together the relevant European and US expert community to discuss interim findings from the first set of dialogues, which took place in Kathmandu, Nepal; Brasilia, Brazil; and Ulan Bator, Mongolia. It aimed to identify potential synergies with other ongoing projects in the field. 




RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Peacekeepers at risk: the lethality of peace operations

Jaïr van der Lijn and Jane Dundon
SIPRI Policy Brief
Feb. 2014

Western countries often use the danger of deploying to UN peacekeeping operations and to missions in Africa as a justification for not doing so. However, this Policy Brief finds that NATO and ad hoc operations are more dangerous than UN peacekeeping operations, and that deploying in Central and South Asia and the Middle East is more dangerous than in Africa.

Protection of civilians: time to rethink the concept

Jaïr van der Lijn
SIPRI Essay
July/Aug. 2013

Now is the time to reflect on what the concept of Protection of Civilians (POC) has achieved so far, and how its implementation needs to be adjusted.

The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations: A Dialogue with Emerging Powers, South America Regional Dialogue

Xenia Avezov
Journal of International Peacekeeping, May 2013

Report on the second regional dialogue for the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative. 

The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations: A Dialogue with Emerging Powers, South Asia Regional Dialogue

Xenia Avezov
Journal of International Peacekeeping, May 2013

Report on the first regional dialogue for the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative. 




 
Staff

Dr Jaïr van der Lijn, Senior Researcher, biography

Xenia Avezov, Researcher, biography