Peace and Security Reform at the United Nations

The past decade has been marked by a precipitous decline in the perceived effectiveness and relevance of United Nations (UN) peace operations in responding to peace and security challenges. The Peace and Security Reform at the UN workstream focuses on articulating a new vision for peace operations to address the shortcomings that have become evident in existing approaches and on identifying the shifts in policy and practice necessary for the UN to plan and deploy tailored, adaptive, and people-centered missions.

The past decade has been marked by a precipitous decline in the perceived effectiveness and relevance of UN peace operations in responding to peace and security challenges. Through this workstream, we focus on articulating a new vision for peace operations to address the shortcomings that have become evident in existing approaches and on identifying the shifts in policy and practice necessary for the UN to plan and deploy tailored, adaptive, and people-centered missions. 

The program continues the tradition of work on peace operations at CIC, including its long-standing Global Peace Operations Review series.

Photo: “A truck in colors and with a symbol of the United Nations is driving off-road,” Poland, 2023, ©Adobe Stock/Wojciech Wrzesień.

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