Peacekeeping is one of the many tools employed by the United Nations and other international organizations to help address diverse threats to international peace and security. Since its inception, peacekeeping has contributed to preventing and managing violent conflict between and within States and supporting national actors in protecting and building peace after conflict. Today, with over 116,000 personnel deployed across 15 missions, the scale of the United Nations' involvement in peacekeeping operations is unprecedented and the diversity of mission mandates has stretched the capacity of the organization to deliver on all tasks.
The goal of this course is to review the organization of peacekeeping operations by providing an overview of the framework in which they are developed, studying their overall structure, and discussing the roles and responsibilities of the different actors involved.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Define the framework of UN peacekeeping operations;
- Review the procedures for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation;
- Describe the functioning of a UN peacekeeping operation;
- List key standards of conduct and discipline for UN peacekeepers.
- Module 1: Overview of a UN peacekeeping operation
- Module 2: Planning of a UN peacekeeping operation
- Module 3: Mandate’s implementation
- Module 4: Standards and values of UN peacekeepers