n Conflict Trends - Understanding peacebuilding : consolidating the peace process

Volume 2008, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Peacebuilding should be understood in the context of an increasingly complex and interdependent international conflict management system. During the Cold War period, the United Nations (UN), regional organisations and independent agencies were called upon to undertake humanitarian relief, peacemaking and peacekeeping actions at a scale usually manageable within the scope of the independent capabilities of these organisations, or at a level that could be managed with limited cooperative arrangements. The scale and complexity of the crises faced by the international community in the post-Cold War era was of a different magnitude and, as a result, it has often been the case that no single agency, government or international organisation could manage evolving crises on their own.

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