By Peter Langille
This proposal calls for the establishment of a United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) to ensure rapid and reliable UN responses to prevent armed conflict, protect people, provide prompt care and help and, encourage military-builddown and wider disarmament. This would be a standing (permanent) UN ‘first-responder’ available for immediate deployment to crises as authorized by the UN Security Council. A UNEPS is to complement existing arrangements with a multifunctional capacity (for security,humanitarian, health and environmental crises), in a multidimensional composition, (civilian, police and military elements) that is gender-equitable and draws on dedicated individuals recruited world-wide.
A UNEPS is recognized as a viable, cost-effective policy option; as ‘an ounce of prevention worth more than a ton of cure’, and; as a crucial step toward ‘freedom from war’.
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’