n Conflict Trends - Violence in Liberia : falling between peacebuilding and peacekeeping

Volume 2011, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The peacekeeping burden has grown substantially over the past decade. The budget for United Nations (UN) peacekeeping in 2010-2011 stood at US$7.83 billion. The expansion of peacekeeping has resulted from both an increase in the number of civil wars that have ended (and therefore the number of peacekeeping missions deployed), and the expanding nature of peacekeeping mandates. The shift from traditional peacekeeping, aimed at providing a buffer between warring factions, to multidimensional peacekeeping, which now encompasses many additional tasks, has stretched the capacity of peacekeepers to respond to the challenges of post-conflict environments.

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