Les operations de maintien de la paix: Le réalisme confronté aux ambitions

Global Peace Operations Review, Center for International Cooperation (CIC) Les operations de maintien de la paix: Le réalisme confronté aux ambitions By Alexandra Novosseloff 20th August 2015 Arriving at a time of “growing pains” in UN peacekeeping, the HIPPO was expected to clarify the relationship between today’s peacekeeping operations and the peacekeeping principles. However, the report fails to do so with sufficient clarity. It can however be praised for bringing up the important recommendation to improve triangular consultations, which should be more efficient and targeted to key TCCs. While the panel does discuss the need for an improved comprehensive strategy and a more equitable burden-sharing system through the report, these are other important points that remain vague. Overall, the recommendation mentioned in the report to a large extent echo unaddressed concerns mentioned by the Brahimi-report 15 years ago. It is therefore important that the implementation report of the Secretary-General helps to uphold the momentum for reflection on UN peacekeeping operations, which is fitting to coincide with the organization’s 70th anniversary. Read...
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