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The Brahimi Report and other UN Documents



A new partnership agenda: Charting the new horizon for UN peacekeeping (July 2009)

In July 2009 the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support issued this important paper on peacekeeping reform. The paper makes many recommendations to shape the future of peacekeeping, at a time when the UN has a record number of forces in the field and faces many calls for improved performance.


Zeid Report: A Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Future Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (March 24, 2005)

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN and a former civilian peacekeeper addresses the problems of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers. The Zeid report calls on troop-contributing countries to accept special measures against sexual exploitation established by the General Assembly as binding for all troops. He further recommends the establishment of "a permanent professional investigative mechanism" based in the field, which will gather "evidence to satisfy the requirements of national law" to ensure that sexual offenders are prosecuted once they return to their home countries.


Reform of UN Peacekeeping Operations a Real Process with Real Benefits (October 15, 2003)

This press release records a debriefing by Under Secretary General Jean-Marie Guéhenno about the status of peacekeeping operations and the need for improvements. Guéhenno especially draws attention to the safety of unarmed personnel attached to peacekeeping operations. (Challenges of Peace Operations Project)


Challenges of Peace Operations: Into the 21st Century (April 25, 2002)

The report summarizes seminars that were held around the world on UN peacekeeping in the past five years, and is intended to complement the Brahimi report on UN peacekeeping reform. (Challenges of Peace Operations Project)

On Need for Rapid Deployment of Peace Operations (February 12, 2002)

The delegates expressed support for the reforms currently taking place in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, even though they highlighted some concerns such as enhancing cooperation between troop-contributing countries and the UN Security Council. (Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations )

Operations Must Deploy Credibly, Rapidly to Succeed (February 11, 2002)

"Political will, clear mandates, material commitment, the positive will of the parties to the conflict, and excellent Secretariat staff," are the ingredients for a successful peacekeeping mission, says Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping. (Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations)


Security Council Resolution on Strengthening Partnership with Troop Contributing States (June 13, 2001)

Report of the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations (May 31, 2001)

The Working Group issued its first report on the relationship between the Security Council, troop-contributing countries and the Secretariat.

No Exit Without Strategy (April 20, 2001)

In his report to the Security Council, the Secretary General gives an analysis and recommendations on closing peacekeeping missions.


Security Council Resolution on the Brahimi Report (November 13, 2000)

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the report of the Panel on United Nations peace operations (October 20, 2000)

This report provides supplementary information to the General Assembly to facilitate its consideration of the Panel's recommendations.

Declaration of the Security Council Summit (September 7, 2000)

Council members wrangled for many days over the wording of this declaration, stripping it of most substance, except for support for the idea of strengthened UN peacekeeping.

Report on the Panel of UN Peace Operations - Brahimi Report (August 2000)

The Secretary-General asked the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations, composed of individuals experienced in various aspects of conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peace-building, to assess the shortcomings of the existing system and to make frank, specific and realistic recommendations for change. The recommendations focus not only on politics and strategy but also and perhaps even more so on operational and organizational areas of need.

Secretary-General's Report to the Peacekeeping Operations Committee (January 2000)

In his report to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operation, the Secretary-General discusses implementation of recommendations made by the committee in June 1999. Among the issues addresses are: cooperation with regional arrangements, rapid deployment, and finances.

Statements by Member States to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (1997-1999)

In their statements to the Special Committe on Peacekeeping Operations, several member states express their support for peacekeeping reform measures. At the same time, many delegates express disappointment over the lack of funding and political will that undermines the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping.

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