Rethinking Force Generation: Filling the Capability Gaps in UN Peacekeeping

Related Research Rethinking Force Generation: Filling the Capability Gaps in UN Peacekeeping By Adam C. Smith and Arthur Boutellis This is the 2nd report in the Providing for Peacekeeping series This paper examines the UN force generation system, from planning through deployment. The authors identify key constraints to the current system in five areas: planning, communication, TCC/PCC selection, knowledge management, and performance/incentives. The paper recommends a set of technical proposals to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of UN force generation, as well as more fundamental reforms related to strategic planning and outreach, incentives, and mechanisms for greater accountability. Download report here <...

Broadening the Base of United Nations Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries

Related Research Broadening the Base of United Nations Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries By Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams This is the 1st report in the Providing for Peacekeeping series This paper analyzes the practical steps needed to broaden the base of UN troop- and police-contributing countries. It identifies current trends, summarizes the main reasons why states contribute to UN missions, examines factors that might inhibit contributions, identifies potential future major contributors, and addresses some of the major challenges facing the UN as it seeks to find more high-quality peacekeepers. Download report here <...
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