Successful international peace operations call for strong and collaborative mission leadership teams, which are fully drawing on the benefits of diversity – including cultural, gender and geographic diversity.

Peace operations today are called on to tackle complex challenges. The conflicts are often complicated and the settings often unpredictable, at times even dangerous. In the same way, the solutions are rarely one-dimensional but require a multidimensional and comprehensive approach. At the same time, financial constraints are putting pressure ... Läs hela inlägget »

En vecka med liberianska fredsledare

20 mars, 2018 av gästbloggare

“… At one point during the war, my family managed to send me a message, to tell me that rebels had come to our home town Foya in Lofa County. It was in the early part of 1990 and they had attacked our village. One of the first to encounter the rebels was my brother, Raymond. As in many other cases, the rebels wanted to create fear in the communities and set examples which would give ... Läs hela inlägget »

Few people think about the vast expanse of the Russian Federation. Canada, the world’s second largest country, is not even half the size of the Russian Federation. Just imagine the logistics of running a country with an 11 hour difference between provinces like Kaliningrad and Kamchatka. Imagine monitoring the quality of the democratic process across such an enormous area with just 500 observers. Imagine that the country, like Sweden, is located in the cold wintry North ... Läs hela inlägget »

Irak ligger i ett av världens äldsta kulturområden, i det som en gång i tiden hette Mesopotamien. Tvåflodslandet, som det också kallades, ansågs utgöra civilisationens vagga. Det var här kilskriften utvecklades och den sumeriska kulturen blomstrade. Ni kanske har hört de otaliga berättelserna om Babylonien, eller om kung Hammurabis envälde? Ja, historierna är många och tål att återberättas.

Det är svårt att föreställa sig att ett av världens främsta kulturområden nu är ett konfliktområde som under 40 ... Läs hela inlägget »