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n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - Outsourcing United Nations peacekeeping roles and support functions

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-277X
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Abstract

The paper examines the use of private security organisations in a peacekeeping role as a cost-effective and efficient alternative to United Nations (UN) peacekeepers, and develops an outsourcing scorecard for the UN. Forty national and international organisations were surveyed through questionnaires, a review of relevant literature, and records.


The UN rapid deployment task force should continue to be used until proper policy guidelines are established for the use of private security organisations for peacekeeping roles. Additionally, outsourcing of support functions would lead to major cost savings in UN peacekeeping operations. The scorecard developed in the research identifies services that can be outsourced successfully.

'n Ondersoek oor die gebruik van private sekuriteits-organisasies vir vredebewaring as 'n alternatief vir die Verenigde Nasies (VN) word geloods. 'n Telkaart vir buiteverkryging word ontwikkel. Die ondersoek is gedoen by veertig nasionale en internasionale instansies via vraelyste, relevante literatuur en rekords.


Die ondersoek se aanduiding is dat die taakmag vir snelle ontplooiing van die VN steeds gebruik moet word tyd en wyl beleid en riglyne vir buiteverkryging van vredebewaring vasgelê is. Die navorsing toon dat buiteverkryging lewensvatbaar is met betekenisvolle kostebesparings vir die VN.

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