Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 04 June 2020

Abstract and Keywords

This section examines the United Nations’ peacekeeping efforts during 1999–2013. It first discusses the impact of two major events on UN peacekeeping after 1999: the “war on terror” led by the United States in 2001 and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the financial crisis of 2008. It then considers three initiatives to reform the UN: the Brahimi Report of 2000, the development in 2008 of a new set of principles and guidelines for UN peacekeeping operations, and the New Horizon process aimed at improving UN peacekeeping. Finally, it analyses several trends and issues relevant to UN peacekeeping during the period 1999–2013, including the strong focus of peacekeeping missions on Africa, the emergence of broad and complex mandates that were supposed to be coordinated across the wider UN system of actors, and the UN’s increasing reliance on partnerships to help in its peacekeeping missions.

Keywords: United Nations, peacekeeping, war on terror, financial crisis, reform, Brahimi Report, New Horizon, Africa, partnerships

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.