Contributing Country Profiles
The Providing for Peacekeeping Project is an independent research project between the International Peace Institute, the Elliott School at George Washington University and the Asia Pacific Centre for Responsibility to Protect at the University of Queensland. The project aims to analyze the factors that encourage or discourage states from contributing to UN peacekeeping operations.
The UN has previously implemented PPP’s recommendations, such as the recommendation to create a “strategic force generation cell” which will contribute to improving the quality of contributions and fill key capability gaps.
Providing for Peacekeeping’s researchers network contributes up-to-date country profiles. Each profile examines recent trends related to UN and non-UN peacekeeping operations, the country’s internal decision-making process on whether to contribute uniformed personnel to the UN, the rationales driving its contributions, the major barriers to contributing, current challenges, key domestic champions and opponents, major capabilities and caveats, as well as providing sources for further reading. Profiles are available online and in PDF format.
There are currently 62 profiles available for countries from Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America.
Access the Providing for Peacekeeping Country Database here
Some of the recently updated country profiles:
Unarmed Civilian Protection: The Methodology and Its Relevance for Norwegian Church-Based Organizations and Their PartnersExecutive Summary Unarmed civilian protection (UCP) is one of the most effective responses there is to one of the greatest, consistent challenges of our time: The killing of civilians in warfare. As opposed to other approaches to reconciliation and peaceful resolution to conflict which indirectly target violence, UCP is directly aimed at stopping violence. Simply through being present, and through using their presence strategically, international civilians deter violence, protect local civilians and support the efforts of the locals to protect themselves and plan for a peaceful future. The most utilized element of UCP is accompaniment. Results from accompaniment and other UCP methods include significant drops in gender based violence, locally facilitated peace agreements or ceasefires, reduced levels of violence in camps for internally displaced people, reduced levels of humiliation of civilians at military check-points, an increase in children’s access to education, an increase in access to health care, accurate and timely information delivered to key humanitarian actors, and multinational companies pulling out of investments that cause breaches of human rights law. The main actors in the accompaniment and UCP field of work utilize a variety of means to protect civilians. The means include protective presence, monitoring and documenting, internationalizing local abuse, building relationships with all stakeholders, building and supporting local civic capacities, and facilitating dialogue. Accompaniers and protection officers create spaces where local actors themselves can find the best approaches to peace. UCP is especially relevant for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. If the excruciating needs in conflict-affected areas are to be met, it is time to spend more energy on the women who suffer from violence... read more
- Defining the Boundaries of UN Stabilization Missions
- Has UN Peacekeeping Become More Deadly? Analyzing Trends in UN Fatalities
- South Africa’s conflict prevention efforts must be more strategic
- Waging Peace: UN Peace Operations Confronting Terrorism and Violent Extremism
- Unarmed Civilian Protection: The Methodology and Its Relevance for Norwegian Church-Based Organizations and Their Partners