Protecting Civilians in the Context of UN Peacekeeping Operations
|Title||Protecting Civilians in the Context of UN Peacekeeping Operations|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Successes, Setbacks and Remaining Challenges|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Holt, V, Taylor, G, Kelly, M|
|Number of Pages||402 pp.|
|Publisher||UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)|
Since 1999, an increasing number of United Nations peacekeeping missions have been expressly mandated to protect civilians. However, they continue to struggle to turn that ambition into reality on the ground. This independent study examines the drafting, interpretation, and implementation of such mandates over the last 10 years and takes stock of the successes and setbacks faced in this endeavor. It contains insights and recommendations for the entire range of United Nations protection actors, including the Security Council, troop and police contributing countries, the Secretariat, and the peacekeeping operations implementing protection of civilian mandates.This independent study was jointly commissioned by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).