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Has the United Nations Become Irrelevant?

Has the United Nations Become Irrelevant?

Seismic shifts in the global geopolitical landscape and other existential issues make the UN more relevant today than ever before in the seven decades of its existence.

Indonesian peacekeepers with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) prepare to leave their base for a patrol near Al-Taybe, South Lebanon. In 2006, UNIFIL expanded its deployment to Southern Lebanon, a high-tension area near the Lebanon-Israel border (also known as the Blue Line), when the two countries resumed hostilities.
28/Aug/2009. , Lebanon. UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

UNSC Resolution 2272: Progress against Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping?

UNSC Resolution 2272 can rightly be called groundbreaking but the UN may find itself in a bind if it excludes numerous countries from contributing troops and police.

Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands: The Law as Constraint for Peacekeeping?

Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands: The Law as Constraint for Peacekeeping?

Balancing the expectations raised by peacekeeping and the legal remedies should make future tort claims as a response to failed peacekeeping missions less plausible.

Robust Peacekeeping: A Desirable Development?

Robust Peacekeeping: A Desirable Development?

The challenge is to find the right balance of deploying strong UN missions that effectively protect civilians whilst maintaining an impartial position in the conflict.

UN Peacekeeping in Darfur: A ‘Quagmire’ That We Cannot Accept

UN Peacekeeping in Darfur: A ‘Quagmire’ That We Cannot Accept

The Security Council must move away from its policy of militarized peacekeeping in favour of doing something that may actually work in alleviating human suffering.

What Can Be Done in Response to the Crisis in Syria?

What Can Be Done in Response to the Crisis in Syria?

The best response to the crisis in Syria is the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force to oversee an inclusive political process for a new Syrian constitution.

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