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Policy Papers - May 13, 2014

Small States at the United Nations: Diverse Perspectives, Shared Opportunities

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Small states make up the majority of United Nations member states, and they are among the strongest advocates for the rules-based multilateral system. Yet many small states face challenges in advancing their interests at the UN.  

 

 

Recent Publications

Policy Papers - September 16, 2014

New Report: Transforming the UN Approach to Peacebuilding

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, 

 

 

Policy Papers - July 16, 2014

New Report: Responding to Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea has become notorious for violence, conflict, and political instability, which often have origins in bad governance, corruption, and failures of social and economic development. How can national governments and multilateral organizations best respond?  

 

 

Meeting Notes - July 08, 2014

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

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 

 

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Adam Lupel

Director of Publications and Senior Fellow
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Marie O'Reilly

Associate Editor
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