The Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) records major incidents of violence against aid workers, with incident reports from 1997 through the present. Initiated in 2005, to date the AWSD remains the single most comprehensive global source of this data, providing a much-needed quantitative evidence base for analysis of the changing security environment for civilian aid operations. For more detail on the AWSD click here.

As attacks against aid workers continue to rise in some of the world’s most violent environments, international humanitarian agencies have increasingly adopted remote management arrangements as a way to continue assisting civilian populations while removing portions of their staff from harm’s way.

Feb 25, 2010
Abby Stoddard, Adele Harmer, Jean S. Renouf

o Burundi was placed on the Peacebuilding Commission’s (PBC) agenda in June 2006, as the peacekeeping mission there was drawing down. This report assesses the PBC’s in-country performance against its different mandated functions and tools of engagement. It also considers the potential for the PBC’s engagement through the Country-Specific Meetings and assesses implications for the concept of Country-Specific Configurations.

Read the full Policy Paper here

Feb 01, 2010
Shepard Forman, Gigja Sorensen, Rahul Chandran
Sub-Saharan Africa
Fragile States

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

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

UN peacekeeping is increasingly under strain – over-deployed, heavily-mandated and under-resourced. This state of overstretch, coupled with continuing demand for new missions, presents a fundamental strategic challenge for the UN and its members. To adapt to the challenges facing peace operations, the international community must examine options for institutional improvements in UN peacekeeping as well as strategies for responding to emerging global trends.

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2012

On Thursday 19 April 2012, the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) hosted a launch of the Annual review of Global Peace Operations 2012:

Peace Operations and the Extension of State Authority : The Experiences of Libya and South Sudan

Apr 27, 2012
Center on International Cooperation