Mirovne operacije Ujedinjenih nacija – dosadašnja iskustva od značaja za Srbiju

Dimitrijević, Duško (2011) Mirovne operacije Ujedinjenih nacija – dosadašnja iskustva od značaja za Srbiju. In: Uloga i mesto Srbije u međunarodnim organizacijama: zbornik radova sa međunarodne naučne konferencije : Beograd, 12-13. oktobar 2010. godine. Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd, pp. 163-192. ISBN 978-86-7067-158-4

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The author’s attention is primarily focused on the theoretical examination of the peacekeeping concept, which has been created and developed through the practice of the United Nations. Within the context of the intensive efforts of the Republic of Serbia to play an active role in the United Nations, this article may be used as base for a closer briefing of the experience gained so far in the field of peacekeeping operations of the universal world organization. Although the United Nations peacekeeping operations have gradually changed in form, they have kept on being a crucial instrument of the United Nations in maintaining peace and security. They are constantly evolving in the light of the changing circumstances in international affairs. Traditionally, a peacekeeping operation primarily involved a military model of observing ceasefires and separation of forces after the end of inter-state wars. Peacekeepers could use force only in self-defence. In recent years, the Security Council has introduced the practice of invoking the enforcement provisions in Chapter VII of the Charter when authorizing the deployment of certain peacekeeping operations, or mandating them to perform tasks which may require the use of force. Peacekeeping operations have, thus, evolved into a complex model involving many elements - military, police and civilian- working together to help lay foundations of sustainable peace (peace–making operations, peace-enforcement operations and peace-building operations). The vast majority of UN forces responded to intra-state conflicts or intervened in internal disorder or immediate post-conflict situations. Several forces were established as a result of comprehensive peace agreements requiring from the United Nations to supervise their respect and implementation. Consequently, peacekeeping operations have involved the participation of a large number of civilians engaged in providing humanitarian assistance, furthering national reconciliation and promoting respect for human rights, organizing and monitoring elections, and occasionally also assisting in rebuilding institutions and national capacities. Because of their universality, UN peace operations offer a unique legitimacy as a means of addressing conflicts.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: peacekeeping operations, United Nations, Security Council
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 11:26
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 11:26
URI: http://repozitorijum.diplomacy.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/498

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