An Agenda for Peace (Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali's paper - December 1992)
This paper which provides analysis and recommendations on new ways to strengthen and improve the UN's capacity to maintain world peace after the Cold War, was commissioned by the UN Security Council on 31 January 1992
Supplement to an Agenda for Peace
Boutros Boutros Ghali's supplement paper for UN peace-keeping operation in January 1995
Department of Peacekeeping Operation (DPKO)
DPKO is one of the departments of the UN Secretariat. It assists the Member States and the Secretary-General in their efforts to maintain international peace and security. The Department's mission is to plan, prepare, manage and direct UN peacekeeping operations so that they can effectively fulfil their mandates under the overall authority of the Security Council and the General Assembly, and under the command vested in the Secretary-General.
Department of Political Affairs (DPA)
DPA provides advice and support on all political matters to the Secretary-General in the exercise of his global responsibilities under the United Nations Charter relating to the maintenance of peace and security. The Department carries out activities related to the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts, peace-building, electoral assistance, substantive support and secretariat services to the Security Council, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, and the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
Report by the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations (The Brahimi Report)
The report is a summary of the panel’s findings in August 2000 on United Nations Peace Operations. The panel, set up by the Secretary-General, Kofi A. Annan, was chaired by Lakhdar Brahimi to assess the United Nations ability to conduct peace operations effectively.
United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library (Peacekeeping Operation)
The Dag Hammarskjöld Library is a special library whose mandated role is to serve the information needs of the United Nations permanent mission staff and secretariat staff. The Library also provides research guidance for external researchers who are interested in the United Nations and its documents. There is a section for peacekeeping operation within the research guidance.
Peacekeeping Research and Training Centres
Canadian Peace Support Training Centre
The Centre was stood up in July 1996 at McNaughton Barracks, CFB Kingston, Ontario. Mandated by the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, its role is to prepare the Canadian Forces personnel for deployment anywhere in the world for any peace support operation.
George Mason University (Peace Operations Policy Program)
Established in 1994 in cooperation with the School of Public Policy, George Mason University at Arlington, Virginia, USA., POPP offers a Master of New Professional Studies (MNPS) degree in Peace Operations. It is designed for students and practicing professionals to engage in the planning, regulation, management, and conduct of peace operations.
International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres
The International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres was founded in Canada in 1995 at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre. The aim of the Association is to facilitate communication and exchange of information between the various peacekeeping training centres and/or among people responsible for, and interested in, peacekeeping training.
International Peace Academy (IPA)
Founded in 1970 by a group of individuals from within and outside of the United Nations, IPA is an independent, international institution dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of armed conflicts between and within states through policy research and development.
Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (Peacekeeping Studies Department)
Base in Accra, Ghana, the KAIPTC offers Ghanaian, regional and international participants the opportunity to examine specific peace operations issues at the operational level and to update and share their knowledge of the latest practices. Whilst initially serving as a Regional Centre of Excellence, it aims to develop into education, training and research facility, embracing all aspects of peace operations.
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (Canada)
Established in 1994 by the Government of Canada, the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre is an independent, non-profit organization whose mandate is to support Canada's contribution to international peace and security.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (Peacekeeping and Regional Security Project)
Initiated in 1993 at SIPRI, the Peacekeeping and Regional Security Project research on multilateral conflict prevention, management and resolution. A particular focus is placed on the UN and other international peacekeeping operations.
UNITAR Programme of Correspondence Instruction in Peacekeeping Operations (UNITAR-POCI): United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
UNITAR was established in 1965 as an autonomous body within the United Nations with the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the Organization through appropriate training and research. POCI was established in 1995 as a correspondence training course on UN peacekeeping operation for military officers, non-commissioned officers, diplomats, civilian employees of ministries of defence, teachers, and citizens interested in peace.
Journals and Newsletters
Conflict Trends (African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes)
Conflict Trends is a journal which offers a unique, at-a-glance overview of both developments in conflicts and positive steps towards renaissance on the continent of Africa. Also included are in-depth articles focusing on conflict analysis including the issue of peacekeeping operation. It is published by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), an international civil-society organization.
International Peacekeeping is quarterly journal which examines the theory and practice of peacekeeping. Its principle is that peacekeeping is essentially a political act in which military forces, frequently in a condition of partial demilitarization, are the instruments of policy at an international level.
International Peacekeeping (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University)
Published by Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, International Peacekeeping is a newsletter devoted to reporting upon and analysing international peacekeeping with an emphasis upon legal and policy issues.
Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University)
Originated as part of a University of Cambridge research project, the electronic Journal is updated by the Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University since September 1995 to encompass all aspects of humanitarian assistance, from early warning and emergency provision to post-conflict peace-building and the transition to development.
UN & Conflict Monitor (Formerly Conflict Resolution Monitor, International Peacekeeping News) (the United Nations Association-UK / University of Bradford University)
The UN and Conflict Monitor is a quarterly publication produced jointly by the UN, Conflict Unit at the United Nations Association-UK and the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), University of Bradford. It is a development of the Conflict Resolution Monitor previously produced at the CCR and as such aims to provide data and ideas relevant to the international humanitarian community faced with the challenges of peacemaking in a wide variety of contexts.
Peacekeeping Operation Links by States
Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations
(Argentina in Peace-keeping Operations)
Australian Defence Force Peacekeeping Centre
Austrian Foreign Ministry: Austrians in Peacekeeping Operations
Bangladesh Army: Army in International Scenario
Belgium, Foreign Operations:
The Government of Brunei Darussalam: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Bulgarian Permanent Mission to the United Nations
* The Canadian Forces Centre of Excellence for Peace Support Operations Training
* The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Peacekeeping
* Government of Canada: Canada and Peacekeeping
* The United Nations Association in Canada: Canada's Peacekeeping
* Department of National Defence (DND): Directorate of Peacekeeping Policy,
Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the UN: Peace and Security
Croatian Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Permanent mission of Denmark to the UN: Denmark and the United Nations
* Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN
* Ministry of Defence of Finland: International Crisis Management Cooperation
Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations: France and peacekeeping
* Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations: Peacekeeping
http://www.germany-info.org/UN/peace/keeping/keeping.html *German UN Training Centre
Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
* Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations: Greece at United Nations
http://www.greeceun.org/greeceun/greeceun.htmThe Greek Ministry of Defence: Peacekeeping Mission
Hungary, Peacekeeping Operations
Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations
Embassy of India, Washington DC: Peacekeeping Operations:
Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations
The Irish Defence Forces
UN Training School Ireland
Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN: Peacekeeping
Embassy of Italy: The Peace-Keeping role of the United Nations and Italy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: UN Peace-keeping Operations
The International Peace Cooperation Headquarters: Japan’s Contributions to International Peace
Jordan Armed Forces
The Office of King Hussein I of Jordan: UN Peacekeeping Operations
Permanent Mission of Kenya to the UN: Peacekeeping Operations
Korea (Republic of Korea):
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN: Peacekeeping Operations
The Permanent of Mission of Malaysia to the UN: Malaysia and the United Nations
Ministry of Foreign Affair Malaysia: Peacekeeping Missions
Royal Nepalese Army: UN peacekeeping operation
The Permanent Mission of Netherlands to the UN: The Netherlands Participation in UN Peacekeeping
New Zealand Army: Army Overseas
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs for the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Nordic countries and international peace-keeping operations
Nordic Coordinated Arrangement for Military Peace Support (NORDCAPS)
The Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Division: Peace Keeping Operations
Republic of Poland, Ministry of National Defence: Polish Armed Forces’ Peace Missions
Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN: Contributions to UN Peacekeeping Missions
Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: United Nations
Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations
White Paper on south African Participation in International Peace Missions
Spain and Peacekeeping Operations
Swedish Armed Force
Sweden SE: Sweden and the United Nations
Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the United Nations and Turkey
Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN: Ukraine’s participation in the United Nations peacekeeping activities
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Peacekeeping UK
The British Army: Around the World
U.S. Department of States: UN Peacekeeping
U.S. Department of States: The U.S. and the UN