What Does New Momentum For UN Peace and Security Really Mean

Author
Gustavo De Carvalho, Jonathan Rozen
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Global Peace Operations Review
Abstract
A famous maxim of uncertain origin defines insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly, but expecting different results. In her opening statement at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security, Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee used this definition to describe challenges faced by UN engagements in peace operations and peacebuilding. The 10-11 May meeting, called by the president of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and themed In a world in risks: a new commitment for peace, provided a platform to reflect on current challenges to international peace and security. These focused, in particular, on responses to the 2015 reviews on peace operations, peacebuilding, and women, peace and security.
Topic
Security, International Cooperation, United Nations, Peace
Political Geography
Global Focus