Still Under Construction. Regional Organisations' Capacities for Conflict Prevention

Herbert Wulf
Content Type
Working Paper
Institute for Development and Peace
The international community has progressively tasked regional and sub-regional organisations with conflict prevention and peacekeeping. This is largely due to an overburdened UN system. At the same time regional organisations have increasingly come to accept that violence, inter-state and intra-state wars normally affect the region through destabilizing spill-over effects and that promoting peace is in their own best interest. Yet, it is argued in this report that regional organisations' peace and security functions still do not amount to an effective regional conflict management regime. Furthermore, not all regional and sub-regional organisations have begun to take on this responsibility.
Conflict Resolution, International Organization, Peace Studies, Regional Cooperation, Treaties and Agreements, United Nations