Peace Operations Review 2019

After several years at a crossroads, United Nations peace operations took a definitive turn in 2019, shifting away from large, multidimensional, "conflict management" operations toward models that are smaller, more flexible, and have greater reliance on partnerships.  This edition of Peace Operations Review surveys a year of reforms, the twentieth anniversary of the first protection of civilians mandate, and innovative approaches to peace operations transitions.

Closure ceremony of the Senegalese Formed Police Unit at MINUJUSTH headquarters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 2019 (©UN/MINUJUSTH/Leonora Baumann).


Peace Operations Review 2019 takes stock of recent trends in peace operations. With articles from Alexandra Novosseloff, Marc Jacquand, and Paige Arthur, the review:

  • Summarizes five key trends in peace operations, touching on the issues of UN reform, the role of the Security Council, transitions, an enhanced "spectrum" of peace operations, and resources vs. mandates
  • Examines UNAMID's innovative approaches to the forthcoming transition in Darfur
  • Surveys the current state of affairs of protection of civilians mandates, with proposals for greater focus on risk management

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