Accession Number:

ADA394181

Title:

Peacekeeping: United Nations Role Sharing

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Efforts of the United States, Canada and others to strengthen the UNs competence to manage complex peace operations have borne fruit. The UN peacekeeping infrastructure has been strengthened through reorganization and the addition of highly qualified personnel. The Secretariat has enhanced its management capabilities. However, proliferating conflict situations, financial stringencies, the reluctance of some UN members, and competing interests within the UN impede reform. Despite improved oversight capacities, the Security Council has indicated that it intends to be cautious in authorizing new peacekeeping operations, especially when cease-fire agreements by disputants are absent. As a result, major UN peace operations are less likely in the foreseeable future. UN Secretariat emphasis will be closer coordination between itself and humanitarian assistance agencies assisting war-ravaged nation-states, as well as shoring up ties with regional groups who assume increased peacekeeping roles.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE