Policy Papers - July 22, 2013
Not Just a Numbers Game: Increasing Women’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping
This report argues that the UN is unlikely to reach its gender goals because it is not fully implementing its own two-pronged approach of increasing the number of women in peacekeeping operations and integrating a gender perspective within its missions.
Three issues have hindered the achievement of these goals: a lack of understanding among member states about Resolution 1325 and UN policy on gender equality in peace operations; a gap in data and analysis about women’s participation in national security institutions; and, most importantly, the prevalence of social norms and biases that perpetuate gender inequality within the security sector.
The author offers six recommendations for a more strategic vision on gender equality and more coherent efforts in the field, at UN headquarters, and within key member states
This is the fourth paper in IPI’s Providing for Peacekeeping series, which is coordinated in partnership with Griffith University and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
The three other reports in this series are:
Broadening the Base of United Nations Troop-and Police-Contributing Countries
Rethinking Force Generation: Filling Capability Gaps in UN Peacekeeping
Trends in Uniformed Contributions to UN Peacekeeping: A New Dataset, 1991–2012
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October 09, 2014
Rethinking Women and Forced Migration
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October 09, 2014
Africa: China’s Second Continent
Speaking at an IPI Distinguished Author Series event on October 9th, author Howard French made a case for how Western underestimation of Africa’s economic promise has enabled China to establish an economic and human presence on the continent, leading to the permanent migration there of nearly 2 million Chinese.
September 30, 2014
Vike-Freiberga: Rethinking the United Nations
In a speech delivered at IPI on September 30th, Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga gave a sobering historical analysis of the gains and setbacks made by the international system over the past century and, focusing on the UN, she called for a rethinking of the organization’s structure and approach to peace.
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