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Adam Curle

Adam Curle  

Adam Curle (1916–2006), described by Elise Boulding as “one of the great Quaker peacemakers of our time” (Boulding and Forsberg 1998, 34), was also an innovative academic, breaking through ...
Agenda for Peace

Agenda for Peace  

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Following the Security Council meeting of Heads of State and Government in January 1992, the U.N. Secretary-General was asked to prepare an ‘analysis and recommendations on ways of strengthening and ...
Armidale Class Patrol Boats

Armidale Class Patrol Boats  

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(Armidale, Bathurst, Bundaberg, Albany, Pirie, Maitland, Ararat, Launceston, Larrakia, Wollongong, Childers, Broome). Launched 2005–08 (planned); displacement 270 tonnes; length 58 metres, beam 9 ...
Army Combat Branches: Armor

Army Combat Branches: Armor  

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The motto of the U.S. Army's armor branch is “The Combat Arm of Decision.” Equipped with tanks and supported by infantry, artillery, helicopters, and air forces, armor units close with and destroy ...
Blue Book

Blue Book  

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(1) A collection, in readily readable form, of the basic principles of criminal justice, human rights and humanitarian law, for the use of the civilian police components of U.N. peacekeeping ...
blue helmet

blue helmet  

The name given to forces in UN peacekeeping operations after the color of the helmets (or berets) worn. See UN, The Blue Helmets (2nd ed. 1990).
Bosnian Crisis

Bosnian Crisis  

In the 1990s, the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia led to a NATO-led peacekeeping mission that was the largest military operation in Europe since World War II. After ethnic Serbs ...
Brahimi Report

Brahimi Report  

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The Panel on United Nations Peace Operations, chaired by Lakhdar Brahimi, reported to the U.N. Secretary-General on 17 August 2000: U.N. Doc. A/55/305. The Panel made a number of recommendations ...
Caribou, De Havilland Canada

Caribou, De Havilland Canada  

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(2-seat short take off and landing [STOL] transport). Wingspan 29.15 m; length 22.13 m; load 3000 kg cargo, 32 troops or 26 paratroops; maximum speed 350 km/h; range 2100 km; power 2 ×Pratt & Whitney ...
Civil Resistance as a Peace Policy

Civil Resistance as a Peace Policy  

Strategies of civil resistance have been adopted as a peace policy in societies either at war or in danger of war. Two outstanding examples are the policy of nonviolence maintained ...
Commander in Chief

Commander in Chief  

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Article 2, Section 2, of the Constitution refers to the President as “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the ...
conflict

conflict  

[This entry contains four subentries: Distant Early Warnings; Phases; Social Theories; and Typologies.]Distant early warning systems are an outgrowth of research undertaken by international relations ...
Congo Crisis

Congo Crisis  

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(1960–65)A series of political disturbances in the Democratic Republic of the Congo following its independence from Belgium. The sudden decision by Belgium to grant independence to its vast colony ...
Culture of Peacekeeping

Culture of Peacekeeping  

Culture affects peacekeeping in many ways—from the initial conception and design of missions, through the interaction of the people involved in an operation, to the ways in which local populations ...
Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld  

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(1905–61)Swedish diplomat and Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization (1953–61). In 1953 he was elected UN Secretary-General as successor to Trygve Lie. He was re-elected in 1957. Under ...
decorations and orders

decorations and orders  

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Besides issuing campaign medals, every combatant nation awarded decorations for gallantry to the members of its armed services, and to civilians, especially resistance workers. These normally took ...
Demobilization after War

Demobilization after War  

The process of demobilization, conceived as one of the aspects of the broader disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants, plays a critical role in transitions from war ...
Democratization and Peacebuilding

Democratization and Peacebuilding  

A set of issues with significant implications for international policy-making concerns the role of democracy in preventing and ending civil wars. To discuss it productively requires first a ...
Department of Field Support

Department of Field Support  

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An organ of U.N. peacekeeping created by the General Assembly in Res. 61/279 of 29 June 2007 to assist the Department of Peacekeeping Operations with specific mandate for providing operational ...
Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Department of Peacekeeping Operations  

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Established under Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali's Agenda for Peace of 17 June 1992 (U.N. Doc. A/47/277–S/24111), the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) provides strategic direction, ...

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