Peace and Security Operations

 

There are 113 items related to Peace and Security Operations. Items are listed by date added.

 

Ground Truth in Building Human Security

Source: U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, 2012

Author(s): Douglas Batson

Countries: Afghanistan, Iraq

Topics: Economic Recovery , Governance, Land, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 04/02/2015

 

This paper describes a world in which indigenous peoples are vulnerable to exploitation and forced eviction when land disputes occur. It shows us the role of land disputes, in places like Afghanistan, in which spoilers and insurgents have stepped in to exploit such situations. It reminds us that land administration...

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Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region

Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region

Source: The Wilson Center, 2006

Author(s): Patricia Kameri-Mbote

Topics: Cooperation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 28/01/2015

 

Authoritarian regimes, genocides, and civil wars have plagued countries in the Great Lakes Region in recent years. The region’s nations rely heavily on natural resources—water, minerals, land—for their economic development, as well as for the livelihoods of their people, and many of the region’s conflicts are connected to these resources or other environmental factors. Water (as in the...

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UNEP Lessons Learned: Environment and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

UNEP Lessons Learned: Environment and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

Source: UNEP, 2013

Author(s): David Jensen/UNEP

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/01/2015

 

 The UNEP’s largest post-conflict operation-supporting the implementation of the new environmental governance framework, building the foundation for environmental governance (institutions, policies, laws) and conducting post-conflict environmental assessment in Afghanistan.

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Regional Cooperation on Environment, Economy, and Natural Resource Management: How Can It Contribute to Peacebuilding?

Regional Cooperation on Environment, Economy, and Natural Resource Management: How Can It Contribute to Peacebuilding?

Source: Initiative for Peacebuilding, 2009

Author(s): Moira Feil, Diana Klein, Meike Westerkamp

Countries: Latin America, Middle East

Topics: Cooperation, Economic Recovery , Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 25/11/2014

 

The report conludes that while regional cooperation may play an important role in developing constructive relations between countries, these and general peacebuilding benefits cannot be assumed as an automatic outcome of regional cooperation initatives. Drawing on the case studies and synthesis findings, the report then makes recommendations to policy-makers designing...

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From Conflict to Peacebuilding: UNEP's Role in Environmental Assessment and Recovery

From Conflict to Peacebuilding: UNEP's Role in Environmental Assessment and Recovery

Source: Wilson Center, 2008

Author(s): David Jensen

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Lebanon, Rwanda, Sudan

Topics: Assessment, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 12/11/2014

 

We dismounted from our donkeys near the ancient city of Herat in search of pistachio woodlands. Twenty-three years of war had completely decimated the forests, and our team of experts from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) had traveled to northwest Afghanistan to determine how such massive deforestation was affecting the...

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From Environmental Peacemaking to Environmental Peacekeeping

From Environmental Peacemaking to Environmental Peacekeeping

Source: Wilson Center, 2004

Author(s): Erika Weinthal

Topics: Cooperation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 12/11/2014

 

Nowhere is the notion that water causes conflict more widespread than in the Middle East. Former Secretary General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros Ghali warned in 1985, “The next war in the Middle East will be fought over water, not politics” (Vesilind, 1993, page 53). More than any other...

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From Conflict to Peacebuilding: UNEP's Role in Environmental Assessment and Recovery

From Conflict to Peacebuilding: UNEP's Role in Environmental Assessment and Recovery

Source: Wilson Center, 2008-2009

Author(s): David Jensen

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Lebanon, Rwanda, Sudan

Topics: Assessment, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 07/11/2014

 

"If people cannot find clean water for drinking, wood for shelter and energy, or land for crops, what are the chances that peace will be successful and durable? Very slim," says David Jensen of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), who describes UNEP's activities in Afghanistan, Sudan, and other areas of...

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From Environmental Peacemaking to Environmental Peacekeeping

From Environmental Peacemaking to Environmental Peacekeeping

Source: Wilson Center, 2004

Author(s): Erika Weinthal

Topics: Cooperation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 07/11/2014

 

"While it is still not clear if environmental cooperation can lead directly to peace, we should explore the environment’s potential as a peacemaking tool in this increasingly unstable and conflictual world, writes Erika Weinthal."

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The Landmine Factor in the Peacekeeping Debate in Africa

The Landmine Factor in the Peacekeeping Debate in Africa

Source: Institute for Security Studies, 2003

Author(s): Noel Stott, Kathryn Sturman, Jakkie Cilliers

Topics: Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 04/11/2014

 

“This paper examines the ways in which the establishment of peacekeeping standby forces at the continental and sub-regional levels in Africa requires a focus on landmines and how efforts to eradicate landmines fit into discussions
on common defence policies and peacekeeping . It provides an overview
of some recent political initiatives, at...

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Ending ‘Resource Wars’: Revenue Sharing, Economic Sanction or Military Intervention?

Ending ‘Resource Wars’: Revenue Sharing, Economic Sanction or Military Intervention?

Source: International Peacekeeping, 2007

Author(s): Philippe Le Billon, Eric Nicholls

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations, Programming

Added: 31/10/2014

 

“There is a growing consensus that insurgent access to natural resource revenues prolongs armed conflicts and presents significant hurdles to peacekeeping missions. This article examines the effectiveness of resource-related conflict termination instruments, focusing on revenue sharing, economic sanction and military intervention. Observing the outcomes of these three instruments for 26...

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