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Peacekeeping and the UN Agencies : Cass Series on Peacekeeping - Jim Whitman

Peacekeeping and the UN Agencies

Cass Series on Peacekeeping

By: Jim Whitman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1999
ISBN: 9780714648972
Number Of Pages: 143

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It is well known that the speed, impact and extent of humanitarian emergencies - many of them militarised - has broadened the compass as well as increased the number of United Nations peacekeeping missions. As 'peace support operations' and 'humanitarian intervention' and other variants of 'traditional' peacekeeping arise, practitioners and analysts alike have struggled to keep pace, conceptually as well as operationally. This book is a long-overdue assessment of the role of the UN specialized Agencies in peacekeeping operations. Special emphasis is given to that most vexed category, 'complex emergencies', involving entrapped or victimized civilian populations and a plethora of UN, national military and NGO actors. Considerations of UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, WHO and UNDP address issues including their operational remits; their reporting structures and functional independence within peacekeeping operations striving for coherence and unity of effort; co-operation and co-ordination between the agencies themselves and with other actors in the field; operational and resource constraints; and future prospects. Further chapters examine the role of DHA and assessments of the efficacy of the specialised agencies as well as reform issues. While based on the full range of recent history, the contributions to this volume are forward-looking and policy-oriented, bringing a hard-edged practicality to complex and hitherto under-examined issues.

Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. iv
Prefacep. vii
Clash and Harmony in Promoting Peace: Overviewp. 1
Peacekeeping and Refugee Reliefp. 15
The World Health Organization and Peacekeepingp. 31
Civilian-Military Interactions and Ongoing UN Reforms: DHA's Past and OCHA's Remaining Challengesp. 49
Complex Emergencies, Peacekeeping and the World Food Programmep. 71
The United Nations Development Programme: The Development of Peace?p. 92
The UN Specialized Agencies, Peacekeeping and the Enactment of Valuesp. 120
Notes on Contributorsp. 138
Indexp. 141
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ISBN: 9780714648972
ISBN-10: 0714648973
Series: Cass Series on Peacekeeping
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 143
Published: 30th June 1999
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1