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Unformatted text preview: ral role between conflicting groups buffer Must be invited by host government Funds from General Assembly, control by Security Council Can be observers (unarmed) or peacekeepers (armed)
30 UN Definition of Peacekeeping "Peacekeeping is a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace. UN peacekeepers--soldiers and military officers, police and civilian personnel from many countries-- monitor and observe peace processes that emerge in post-conflict situations and assist conflicting parties to implement the peace agreement they have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including promoting human security, confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development." 31 Current Peacekeeping Missions Middle East India/Pakistan Cyprus Lebanon Western Sahara Kosovo Syria Afghanistan Burundi DR Congo Liberia Cote d'Ivoire Haiti Sudan Timor-Leste Darfur Central African Republic and Chad
32 Providing Peacekeepers Source: UN web site 33 Funding Peacekeeping Source: UN web site 34 Women, Norms, Peace and Security 35 *Norms and the Case of FGM Performed on girls before puberty Usually no anesthetic About 4 girls/minute are "circumcised" Cultural, not religious Often unclean conditions Not by medical person Justification prevents pre-marital sex Females who haven't had it done often have trouble finding marriage partner
36 Should prevention of FGM be a universal norm? 37 *Women, Peace and Security UN concern re women in war torn areas Treatment of women Training of peacekeeping personnel to deal with special problems of women Participation of women in peacekeeping Incorporation of women's concerns & perspectives in peace negotiations SC Resolution 1325
38 *UN Statement - Women & Security 39...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course PSC 124 taught by Professor D'amico during the Fall '07 term at Syracuse.
- Fall '07
- International Relations