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Mission Integration: Bridging the Gaps between Security, Relief, and Development

Thorsten Benner, Stephan Mergenthaler and Philipp Rotmann

in The New World of UN Peace Operations

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199594887
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729065 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594887.003.0007
Mission Integration: Bridging the Gaps between Security, Relief, and Development

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This chapter examines three case studies in the area of mission integration — the UN shorthand for better coordination between the different parts of the UN system involved in a peacekeeping mission. The first case looks at the evolution of leadership structures in the field as reformers tried to resolve the dilemmas between the political, humanitarian, and development mandates of the UN by tasking a single manager with creating coherence in implementation The second case examines one out of a series of attempts to develop a participatory framework for the harmonization of planning between peace operations and their humanitarian and development partners in the UN system. The third case moves to information and analysis, another key area where fragmented communication and reporting between military, political, and humanitarian actors has long been the norm, often with devastating effects.

Keywords: coordination; coherence; intelligence; leadership

Chapter.  17860 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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