Political Missions 2012

The Annual Review of Global Peace Operations and the Review of Political Missions have evolved into the Global Peace Operations Review, an interactive web-portal presenting in-depth analysis and detailed data on military peacekeeping operations and civilian-led political missions by the United Nations, regional organizations, and ad-hoc coalitions. The website can be accessed here Global Peace Operations Review

CIC has published the first Review of Political Missions, covering over fifty civilian missions launched by the UN, OSCE, EU, OAS, ECOWAS and other international organizations.  This volume is the first to map an important but under-appreciated dimension of multilateral conflict management.


CIC's Political Missions 2012 highlights the activities of political missions deployed by the UN and other regional organizations over the year and provides mission-by-mission data on UN-led special political missions. The report also provides analysis on the operational and political implications of deploying political missions to unstable environments.

In 2013, CIC will publish a new volume combining the Review of Political Missions and the Annual Review of Global Peace Operationsproviding an expanded overview of multilateral contributions to peacekeeping, conflict prevention and post-conflict peacebuilding.

The full volume is available for download here.

Strategic Summary

Stategic Summary | Megan Gleason-Roberts, Richard Gowan and Alischa Kugel

Thematic Essay

Mission Statistics

UN Mission-by-Mission Data

Archive: Review of Political Missions 2010 | Review of Political MIssions 2011