UN Day – strengthening and reforming
24 October is U.N. Day, marking the day when there were enough ratifications including those of the five permanent members of the proposed Security Council... Read More
Intelligence and Information Management in Peace Operations Course
TransConflict hereby recommends a Intelligence and Information Management in Peace Operations Course in Belgrade, Serbia, from 11-16th November 2018, organized by the Conflux Center.
June 2018 Review
TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during June, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
Can the United Nations do peacekeeping?
The United Nations needs to be more dynamic. It has only limited resources. Once the UN can do no more in a crisis, it should... Read More
Gender mainstreaming in peace operations and gender mainstreaming in mediation course
TransConflict hereby recommends a course, entitled ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations and Gender Mainstreaming in Mediation’, in Belgrade, Serbia, from 2-6th July 2018, organized by... Read More
UN peacekeeping – are there other avenues for armed conflict resolution?
There is currently within the UN an active discussion of UN peacekeeping efforts, their usefulness and their weaknesses. More attention to non-governmental peace teams may... Read More
An open letter to António Guterres – Sri Lanka’s troubling peacekeeping contributions
TransConflict is pleased to present an open letter from the Sri Lanka Campaign to the United Nations Secretary-General Mr António Guterres, urging him to use the... Read More
Peacekeeping, human rights and peacekeeper wrongdoing
The mandate of the United Nations is to protect the human rights of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. If people acting in its... Read More
May 2017 Review
TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during May, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
UN peacekeepers – the limits and opportunities for creative action
UN Peacekeeping missions have become far more complex and ambitious: from supervising the disarming of armed factions and establishing protected areas, to monitoring elections and... Read More
An effective law is required to regulate peacekeeping missions; one that provides a standardized basis for the behaviour of peacekeepers, including issues such as the potential... Read More
Peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peace enforcement in the 21st century
So far, the United Nations has employed with success the four linked strategies of peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and peace enforcement. Such strategies promote the multinational... Read More
The United Nations and its peacekeeping dilemma
The deployment of a UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), authorized to undertake “all necessary measures” to neutralize armed groups, represents an important step in the... Read More
The new UN and peacekeeping
The return to robust peacekeeping is a disconcerting development since it raises the whole question of the need for impartiality if peacekeepers are to have... Read More
The new UN peacekeeping
UN reform of peacekeeping seems to mean mainly focusing on two instances – when civilian deaths in a conflict or failing state are actually or... Read More
The UN Arms Treaty – a milestone in peacekeeping or flawed and discriminatory?
The 2013 UN Arms Treaty has been heralded as a milestone document that has the potential to curb the weapons trade, but there is a... Read More
Kosovo – what 2012 might bring
Though various factors suggest a strong effort to remove north Kosovo as an element of contention between Serbia and the West, the possibility of continued stalemate remains and the danger of renewed conflict cannot be excluded.
Kosovo – the northern reality
Impressions from a recent visit to north Kosovo confirm that, in spite of improvements in movement across the River Ibar, it remains a potential crisis point that both the government and internationals in Pristina have contributed to rather then helping alleviate.
Peacekeeping in Kosovo
Peacekeeping in Kosovo requires continuous efforts to help local Albanians and Serbs co-exist next to each other while working to find ways for them to... Read More