Capturing UN Preventive Diplomacy Success - How and Why Does It Work

2018. Author: United Nations University

This paper presents the findings and recommendations of the research project, 'Capturing UN Preventive Diplomacy Success: How and Why Does It Work?' The aims of the project were to deepen the UN’s understanding of successful preventive diplomacy; produce a framework for assessing preventive diplomacy; and contribute to improved planning of preventive diplomacy missions. Primary research was conducted through six in-depth case studies on UN preventive diplomacy: Guinea (2008-10); Lebanon (2011- 17); Malawi (2011-12); Nigeria (2015); Sudan (2010-11); and Yemen (2011). These findings demonstrate the real impact the UN can have in complex conflict settings, and the many challenges in linking short-term interventions with longer-term sustainable peace.

  • Guinea , Lebanon , Malawi , Nigeria , Sudan , Yemen
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Research/Lessons Learned

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