By Peter Langille
A UN Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) would be more sophisticated than a UN standing force and go well beyond existing peacekeeping arrangements which are put together ad hoc. With a standing ‘first-responder’ for complex emergencies, the UN would finally have the capacity to address four of its tougher assigned tasks; to help prevent armed conflict and genocide, to protect civilians at extreme risk, to ensure prompt start-up of peace operations, and to provide human needs where others either cannot or will not. A permanent, integrated and multifunctional force The UNEPS would be a permanent, integrated and multifunctional UN formation. It would be highly trained, well-equipped and ready for immediate deployment once authorized by the Security Council.
Learn more via the following links.
- A UN Emergency Peace Service as a global first-responder
- Make Peace Possible With a United Nations Emergency Peace Service
- UK Labour supports a United Nations Emergency Peace Service
- Is Now the Moment for a Standing UN ‘911’ Service?
- A United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) is long overdue
- A Crucial Global Step to Achieve ‘Freedom From War’