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It is well known that the speed, impact and extent of humanitarian emergencies - many of them militarised - has broadened the compass as well as increased the number of United Nations peacekeeping missions. As 'peace support operations' and 'humanitarian intervention' and other variants of 'traditional' peacekeeping arise, practitioners and analysts alike have struggled to keep pace, conceptually as well as operationally. <P><BR>This book is a long-overdue assessment of the role of the UN specialized Agencies in peacekeeping operations. Special emphasis is given to that most vexed category, 'complex emergencies', involving entrapped or victimized civilian populations and a plethora of UN, national military and NGO actors. <P><BR>Considerations of UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, WHO and UNDP address issues including their operational remits; their reporting structures and functional independence within peacekeeping operations striving for coherence and unity of effort; co-operation and co-ordination between the agencies themselves and with other actors in the field; operational and resource constraints; and future prospects. Further chapters examine the role of DHA and assessments of the efficacy of the specialised agencies as well as reform issues. <P><BR>While based on the full range of recent history, the contributions to this volume are forward-looking and policy-oriented, bringing a hard-edged practicality to complex and hitherto under-examined issues.

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Assesses the role of UN agencies in peacekeeping operations. Special emphasis is given to "complex emergencies," involving entrapped or victimized civilian populations and a plethora of UN, national military, and NGO actors. Looks at issues such as operational remits, reporting structures, cooperation between agencies and other actors, resource constraints, and future prospects. This group of studies first appeared in a special issue of International Peacekeeping, vol. 5, no. 4 (winter 1998), published by Frank Cass and Co. Ltd. Distributed by ISBS.
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Synopsis:

It is well known that the speed, impact and extent of humanitarian emergencies - many of them militarised - has broadened the compass as well as increased the number of United Nations peacekeeping missions. As 'peace support operations' and 'humanitarian intervention' and other variants of 'traditional' peacekeeping arise, practitioners and analysts alike have struggled to keep pace, conceptually as well as operationally.

This book is a long-overdue assessment of the role of the UN specialized Agencies in peacekeeping operations. Special emphasis is given to that most vexed category, 'complex emergencies', involving entrapped or victimized civilian populations and a plethora of UN, national military and NGO actors.

Considerations of UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, WHO and UNDP address issues including their operational remits; their reporting structures and functional independence within peacekeeping operations striving for coherence and unity of effort; co-operation and co-ordination between the agencies themselves and with other actors in the field; operational and resource constraints; and future prospects. Further chapters examine the role of DHA and assessments of the efficacy of the specialised agencies as well as reform issues.

While based on the full range of recent history, the contributions to this volume are forward-looking and policy-oriented, bringing a hard-edged practicality to complex and hitherto under-examined issues.

Synopsis:

This book is a long overdue assessment of the role of the UN specialized Agencies in peacekeeping operations. Special emphasis is given to that most vexed category, 'complex emergencies', invloving entrapped or victimized civilian populations and a plethora of UN national military and NGO actors.While based on the full range of recent history, the contributions to this volume are forward looking and policy-oriented, bringing a hard edged practicality to complex and hitherto under-examined issues.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714648972
Author:
Whitman, Jim
Publisher:
Frank Cass Publishers
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
International agencies
Subject:
Disaster Relief & Rescue Operations
Subject:
International relief
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Sociology-Disasters and Disaster Relief
Series:
Cass Series on Peacekeeping,
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
143
Dimensions:
8.50x6.10x.60 in. .76 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief

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"Synopsis" by , It is well known that the speed, impact and extent of humanitarian emergencies - many of them militarised - has broadened the compass as well as increased the number of United Nations peacekeeping missions. As 'peace support operations' and 'humanitarian intervention' and other variants of 'traditional' peacekeeping arise, practitioners and analysts alike have struggled to keep pace, conceptually as well as operationally.

This book is a long-overdue assessment of the role of the UN specialized Agencies in peacekeeping operations. Special emphasis is given to that most vexed category, 'complex emergencies', involving entrapped or victimized civilian populations and a plethora of UN, national military and NGO actors.

Considerations of UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, WHO and UNDP address issues including their operational remits; their reporting structures and functional independence within peacekeeping operations striving for coherence and unity of effort; co-operation and co-ordination between the agencies themselves and with other actors in the field; operational and resource constraints; and future prospects. Further chapters examine the role of DHA and assessments of the efficacy of the specialised agencies as well as reform issues.

While based on the full range of recent history, the contributions to this volume are forward-looking and policy-oriented, bringing a hard-edged practicality to complex and hitherto under-examined issues.

"Synopsis" by , This book is a long overdue assessment of the role of the UN specialized Agencies in peacekeeping operations. Special emphasis is given to that most vexed category, 'complex emergencies', invloving entrapped or victimized civilian populations and a plethora of UN national military and NGO actors.While based on the full range of recent history, the contributions to this volume are forward looking and policy-oriented, bringing a hard edged practicality to complex and hitherto under-examined issues.
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