SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database

The monitoring of current multilateral peace missions is an important element of our work. The project surveys the significant shifts in trends in multilateral peace operations and considers their potential impact on current policy issues for international efforts in post-conflict peace-building. Themes such as the efforts to develop and enhance the institutional capacities of the UN and of regional organizations in crisis management operations, the financial costs of operations, as well as issues of legitimacy and transparency are examined in-depth. Analysis is confined to peace missions that are conducted under the authority of the UN, of regional organizations and/or by ad hoc coalitions of states sanctioned by the UN. The project produces an annual table in the SIPRI Yearbook which lists comprehensive data on all the multilateral peace operations reviewed.
SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database
Definitions and Methodology
The database contains information on operations that are conducted under the authority of the UN and operations conducted by regional organizations or by ad hoc coalitions of states that were sanctioned by the UN or authorized by a UN Security Council resolution, with the stated intention to: (a) serve as an instrument to facilitate the implementation of peace agreements already in place, (b) support a peace process, or (c) assist conflict prevention and/or peace-building efforts.
SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database

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