Peacekeeping Best Practices Unit Department of Peacekeeping Operations United Nations December 2003
This publication has been made possible by the generous support of the Governments of the United Kingdom and Germany. The Department of Peacekeeping Operations would like to thank each part of the United Nations family that provided material for and reviewed chapters of the Handbook.
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Foreword Acronyms Introduction I: II: III: IV: V: VI: VII: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General Political Affairs Civil Affairs Public Information Military Mine Action Assistance Police, Judiciary and Corrections Aspects of Rule of Law
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VIII: Human Rights IX: X: XI: XII: Gender Mainstreaming Administration and Support Security and Safety of Staff Electoral Assistance
XIII: Humanitarian Assistance XIV: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons XV: The World Bank in Post-Conflict Reconstruction
XVI: Recovery, Development and Sustainable Peace
As peacekeeping has evolved, particularly since the late 1980s, a growing number of United Nations peacekeeping operations have become multidimensional in nature, composed of a range of components, including military, civilian police, political affairs, rule of law, human rights, humanitarian, reconstruction, public information and gender. There are also a number of areas, such as mission support and security and safety of personnel, that remain essential to peacekeeping regardless of a particular mission’s mandate. This Handbook, which is also available on CD-ROM, is intended to serve as an introduction to the different components of multidimensional peacekeeping operations. It is not intended to provide strategic or policy guidance. Rather, it is intended to provide field personnel who are new to the United Nations, or who are being deployed to one of our multidimensional peacekeeping operations for the first time, with general background on the responsibilities of each component of our operations and how these fit together to form the whole. We have tried to make the Handbook as brief and practical as possible, while doing justice to the broad areas of work in which many of our operations are engaged. We hope to update the electronic version of the Handbook periodically and look forward to receiving your comments and questions. All of us in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations wish you the very best as you embark on your new assignment in the field.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations November 2003
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