Peacekeeping is at the centre of the UN’s efforts to maintain international peace and security. Today, more than 100,000 soldiers and police from 125 countries are serving as blue-helmeted UN peacekeepers around the world.
On 18 May 2017, Maastricht University organised a workshop at its Campus Brussels on EU, UN and OSCE capabilities in conflict prevention and peacebuilding under the title “Implementing the EU Global Strategy: EU civilian crisis management and the integrated approach in perspective”.
In accordance with the Treaty of Lisbon (Art. 21c), in 2011 the EU implemented its Conflict Early Warning System (EWS), which is tasked with the systematic collection and analysis of information to identify and understand the risk of violent conflict and to develop strategic responses to mitigate those risks.
We are pleased to announce that the inaugural paper of the EU-CIVCAP Working Papers series has been published by Tim Edmunds, of the University of Bristol, entitled “Maritime Capacity Building in the Horn of Africa: States of Somalia”.
From the perspective of early May 2017, over three years on from the start of the conflict in Donbas, the notion that this might be a short-term crisis has now been firmly dispelled.
EU-CIVCAP’s next workshop takes place in a month’s time in Brussels, Belgium. Please see this article for details about the event, including registration details and the programme for the day.