Strengthening Community Engagement in United Nations Peace Operations: Opportunities and Challenges

Strengthening Community Engagement in United Nations Peace Operations: Opportunities and Challenges

Author: 
Rupesinghe, Natasja
Publisher: 
ACCORD
Date published: 
2016
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Journal Title: 
Conflict Trends
Source: 
Conflict Trends, Issue 3, 2016, pp. 20-26
Abstract: 

'Strengthening Community Engagement in United Nations Peace Operations: Opportunities and Challenges' highlights the opportunities, challenges and trade-offs peacekeepers have to face when deciding when, who and how to engage with people effectively at the field level. It argues that by integrating bottom-up and people-centric approaches as a core strategy in peace operations, UN practices can be more sensitive and responsive to local people. This will be more realistic if existing practices are incorporated into a coherent strategy, and if communities are involved systematically in decision-making.

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CITATION: Rupesinghe, Natasja. Strengthening Community Engagement in United Nations Peace Operations: Opportunities and Challenges . : ACCORD , 2016. Conflict Trends, Issue 3, 2016, pp. 20-26 - Available at: http://library.au.int/strengthening-community-engagement-united-nations-peace-operations-opportunities-and-challenges-2