n Conflict Trends - Addressing the civilian peacekeeping capacity gap

Volume 2010, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


One of the most significant, but often overlooked, developments in peace operations is the transformation from military- to civilian-focused peace missions. This change has come about as mandates shifted from monitoring military ceasefires to supporting the implementation of comprehensive peace agreements. As these missions became more peacebuilding-orientated, the role of civilians became more central, the number of civilian functions increased, and the role of civilians shifted from a peripheral support role to the core of contemporary peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions.

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