NUPI Policy Brief

How can peacekeepers strengthen their engagement with local communities? Opportunities and challenges in the field

Published: 2 Nov 2016

This Policy Brief examines the opportunities, challenges and trade-offs that peacekeepers have to face when deciding when, with whom and how to engage effectively at the field level. It argues that by integrating bottom–up and people-centric approaches as a core strategy in peace operations, UN practices can be made more sensitive and responsive to the local people. Achieving this will be more realistic if communities are systematically involved in decision-making and if existing practices are incorporated into a set of coherent bottom–up and top–down operational guidelines.

  • Published year: 2016
  • Publisher: NUPI
  • Page count: 4
  • Language: Engelsk
  • Booklet: 30