n Conflict Trends - The role of civil affairs in United Nations peacekeeping

Volume 2010, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The increasing complexity of environments in which peacekeeping operations are deployed has created the need for constant connection between peacekeeping and local communities. Strengthening engagement with the various actors that operate within a particular sub-national level allows peacekeeping operations to understand better and react to conflict trends that might be occurring in a particular locality. Within this context, the Civil Affairs function has become one of the most important civilian components within United Nations (UN) peacekeeping.

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