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Policy Papers - September 16, 2014

New Report: Transforming the UN Approach to Peacebuilding

Michael von der Schulenburg

Since the end of the Cold War, the UN has found itself intervening directly within its member states to help them end intrastate conflicts and rebuild their war-torn countries. Peacekeeping missions that were originally designed to keep opposing national armies apart and that had the consent of the host state are now expected to secure a much more comprehensive peace, 

 

Meeting Notes - July 08, 2014

Peacebuilding and Postconflict Recovery: What Works and What Does Not?

Robert Muggah and Christian Altpeter, rapporteurs

More than 600 peace agreements have been concluded since 1990, and nearly 120,000 peacekeepers were deployed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Interventions based on Chapters VI and VII of the UN Charter have correlated with reductions in violence and conflict, yet our knowledge is still very limited about why, how, and which instruments and tools available to peacebuilders 

 

Meeting Notes - March 30, 2012

What Works in Preventive Diplomacy

Robert Muggah, rapporteur

This meeting note summarizes the discussion from a forum held at IPI on December 15, 2011, in collaboration with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the SecDev Group, and the Social Science Research Council.  

 

Meeting Notes - April 15, 2011

Refugees and the Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Paul Romita, rapporteur

The mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees in neighboring countries can have a negative impact on peace. Yet the issue of refugees has entered very little into contemporary discussions of peacebuilding.  

 

Books - December 02, 2009

Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections

edited by Neclâ Tschirgi, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini

Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear.