Perspectives of the Republic of Macedonia for Greater Participation in United Nations-Led Peacekeeping Operations
Technical Report,13 Aug 2018,14 Jun 2019
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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The United Nations, having faced new challenges in the operational environment OE, has transformed itself from a traditional peacekeeping organization into a multidimensional peacekeeping organization. The efforts of the member states in the international community to preserve peace and assist in implementing agreements achieved by the peacemakers are disproportional. This disproportionality manifests itself in a group of member states committing a substantial number of peacekeepers on one side and, on the other side, a group of member states contributing only a few peacekeepers. These states are usually referred to as token contributors. Since its independence in 1991, the Republic of Macedonia has progressively built the capabilities of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia and guided its development according to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO standards. In contrast to the Army of the Republic of Macedonias significant contribution in NATO-led peacekeeping operations, its participation in UN-led peacekeeping operations is minor. The aim of this research is to identify how the Republic of Macedonia can become a more committed contributor of troops for UN Peace Operations.
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