Peacebuilding

New! Peacebuilding has emerged over the last two decades as one of the most enduring concepts of the United Nations System. The concept of peacebuilding initially aimed to help nations recover from violent conflict, but in recent years it has come to include conflict prevention in weak and fragile States. After the end of the Cold War, the UN and other regionally sponsored peacekeeping missions created programmes to help troubled nations become effective members of the international community. The idea to help States recover from war or violent conflict merged into the field of peacebuilding. UN involvement in peacebuilding has expanded since the groundbreaking 1992 publication of An Agenda for Peace and the creation of the Peacebuilding Commission in 2005. An Agenda for Peace addressed the concept of post-conflict peacebuilding, and since that time, the concept of peacebuilding has undergone extensive study by practitioners, scholars, and policymakers. Other international organizations have also developed programmes to enhance peacebuilding in failed and fragile States.

This course introduces students to the concept of peacebuilding by examining the major actors (namely international organizations) working in the field of peacebuilding, key documents, especially An Agenda for Peace and Supplement to an Agenda for Peace, and the UN Peacebuilding Architecture. The first two lessons provide an overview of the development of the field of peacebuilding, while Lesson 3 focuses on UN ideas on peacebuilding. Lessons 4 and 5 explore global developments in peacebuilding in recent years and planning for peacebuilding. The final three lessons focus on a case study of UN peacebuilding in Sierra Leone. Eight lessons.

COURSE AUTHOR: Dr. George F. Oliver served 31 years in the United States Army before turning to a career in academia. He has taught, written, and lectured around the world on the role of the military in peace operations and peacebuilding. While on active duty in the US Army, Dr. Oliver served in a variety of light infantry, ranger, Special Forces, and airborne units across the globe. His assignments included Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, Director of the US Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and the Military Advisor to the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Dr. Oliver received his Ph.D. from the George Mason University School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and joined the faculty of the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, in November 2005 as a Professor of Joint Military Operations.

Number of pages: 233 [English]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [01-17-19]

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"the has course helpful to me and it has open my mind as a officer "

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Date Submitted: Sat 05 Oct 2019


"The course was very excellent and enjoyable and the most important thing in that was the agenda for Peace,was very important as we know our World today is lack of Peace because of all Wars happening here and there, so People are in need of Peace."

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Date Submitted: Thu 03 Oct 2019


"All contents"

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Date Submitted: Mon 23 Sep 2019


"This course is too useful for not only military and police or para-military but anyone that intends to go to an UN operation."

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Date Submitted: Wed 21 Aug 2019


"The course equipped me with the concept of peacebuilding, key documents, especially An Agenda for Peace and Supplement to an Agenda for Peace, and the UN Peacebuilding Architecture."

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Date Submitted: Tue 02 Jul 2019


"Extensive knowledge on Sierra Leone Civil War and how UN intervened."

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Date Submitted: Sat 22 Jun 2019


"The course was excellent prepared and mainly focused on peacbuilding in war Countries. I request to introduce an advanced Certificate so that I can acquire mores knowledge."

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Date Submitted: Sat 01 Jun 2019


"Excellent !!"

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Date Submitted: Wed 01 May 2019


"THE COURSE IS VERY EDUCATIVE AND IT ENLIGHTENS PARTICIPANTS ON THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF PEACEBUILDING. A STRONGLY RECOMMENDED COURSE."

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Date Submitted: Sat 23 Mar 2019


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