Prioritizing the Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations: Analyzing the Recommendations of the HIPPO Report

Related Research Prioritizing the Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations: Analyzing the Recommendations of the HIPPO Report By Aditi Gorur and Lisa Sharand Despite rhetoric and mandates that identify the protection of civilians as one of the highest priorities for U.N. peace operations, protection is often not treated as a priority on the ground. The report of the High-Level Independent Panel on U.N. Peace Operations (HIPPO), released in June 2015, observed a growing gap between what is expected of peace operations and what they have delivered – particularly in the area of protection. This report identifies and analyzes strategic-level recommendations in the HIPPO report that are critical to create conducive conditions for missions to prioritize the protection of civilians. These include the adoption of phased and sequenced mandates, the development of political strategies, the enhancement of mission planning and analysis, and the timely deployment of military, police, and civilian capacities. The report draws on research at U.N. headquarters and in the field to offer recommendations for the consideration of peace operations stakeholders, including U.N. member states, the U.N. Security Council, and the U.N. Secretariat, in order to prioritize the protection of civilians in peace operations. Download report here <...

The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, edited by Joachim Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy, and Paul D. Williams

Related Research The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Edited by Joachim Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy, and Paul D. Williams The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations provides an innovative, authoritative, and accessible examination and critique of all 67 United Nations peacekeeping operations launched between 1948 and 2013. l Since the late 1940s, but particularly since the end of the cold war, peacekeeping has been the most visible and one of the most important activities of the United Nations and a significant part of global security governance and conflict management. The volume offers a chapter-by-chapter chronological analysis, designed to provide a comprehensive overview that highlights the evolution, changing nature and overall impact of UN peacekeeping. It also includes a collection of thematic chapters that examine key issues such as major trends of peace operations, the link between peacekeeping, humanitarian interventions and the responsibility to protect, peacekeeping and international law, the UN’s inter-organizational partnerships and how to evaluate success or failure. l This handbook brings together leading scholars and senior practitioners in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of the successes, failures and lessons learned of UN peacekeeping since 1948. This is a unique reference book for scholars and practitioners working in the field of international relations, international security, peacekeeping and global governance. View book here <...

Non-Military Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations: Experiences and Lessons

Related Research Non-Military Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations: Experiences and Lessons By Sebastian von Einsiedel (Photo credits: Photo by UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) This research paper on non-military aspects of Protection of Civilians (PoC) was prepared to inform the work of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations. It lays out arguments for why non-military aspects of PoC deserve attention. Download report here <...

Le Manuel de Gestion pour les Missions de Terrain Onusiennes

Related Research Le Manuel de Gestion pour les Missions de Terrain Onusiennes By Adam C. Smith and Arthur Boutellis, editors (New York: International Peace Institute, April 2014) The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions introduces critical concepts of management theory while offering practical tools and real-life examples of good management practice from UN field missions. The principles, tools, and tips of the handbook are to serve as baseline resources for every civilian in the field who has struggled with management tasks – be they at the bottom or the top of the organizational hierarchy. This is the French version. Click here to download the book. For the English version, please click here. <...

The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions

Related Research The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions By Adam C. Smith and Arthur Boutellis, editors  The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions introduces critical concepts of management theory while offering practical tools and real-life examples of good management practice from UN field missions. The principles, tools, and tips of the handbook are to serve as baseline resources for every civilian in the field who has struggled with management tasks – be they at the bottom or the top of the organizational hierarchy. Featuring twelve chapters, the handbook opens by examining management issues at a strategic level: organization & coordination, leadership, and planning. The next section covers the set of management skills that any successful manager has learned to master: communication, managing people, decision-making, and time management. The final chapters – on knowledge management, security, financial management, project management, and evaluation – outline how an organization is run prudently, efficiently, predictably, and with maximum impact. Contents: FOREWORD by AMEERAH HAQ, HERVÉ LADSOUS, B. LYNN PASCOE PREFACE by TERJE RØD-LARSEN INTRODUCTION 1. ORGANIZATION & COORDINATION 2. LEADERSHIP 3. PLANNING 4. COMMUNICATION 5. MANAGING PEOPLE 6. DECISION MAKING 7. TIME MANAGEMENT 8. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 9. MANAGING SECURITY 10. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 11. PROJECT MANAGEMENT 12. EVALUATION Contributors to the Management Handbook included Alice Hecht, Julian Junk, Vickesh Kambaran, Till Papenfuss, Dirk Salomons, and Cyrus Samii. The IPI project team consisted of Arthur Boutellis, Adam Lupel, Francesco Mancini, Till Papenfuss, and Adam C. Smith. Download the book here  <...
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