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Policy Papers - September 15, 1989

The Financing of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: The Need for a Sound Financial Basis

Contrary to the general perception, not all United Nations peacekeeping operations are financed by special arrangements separate and distinct from those of the Organization's ordinary expenses under its regular budget.  In fact, of the seventeen peacekeeping operations initiated by the United Nations during its forty-four year history, six were or are being financed from the United Nations regular budget.  If only for that reason - there are other reasons as well - the Organization's capacity to maintain its peacekeeping operations is profoundly affected by the financial "health" of the United Nations in respect of the regular budget. 

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 1989

The Future of Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping may not always lead to a negotiated sttlement of disputes, but it does succeed in halting the figthting, which provides valuable time for negotiations to resume.   

 
 

The Global Observatory

Killing of al-Shabaab Leader Throws Future of Militant Group into Question
In the short term, the killing of Godane is likely to result in more violent attacks, but longer-term consequences are hard to predict.

Key Global Events to Watch in September
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.