Peace operations aim at stabilizing a conflict and helping to implement a ceasefire or comprehensive peace agreement.
NUPI’s work on peace operations is closely tied to peacebuilding. With peace operations as well as peacebuilding, our research is grounded in extensive fieldwork that can provide important insights into conflict transformation and help peacebuilding processes at the local, national, regional and international levels.
Research topics within the field of peace operations include:
- How well do international peace operations actually work?
- How do local actors interact with international actors in peace operations?
- How can security be established through security sector reform?
News about peace operations
5 May 2021
NUPI, PRIO and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize meetings on current issues in the UN Security Council during the Norwegian membership period. Global health and security was on the agenda for the first meeting.
Translating Mandates into Policy and Practice: Emerging lessons from operationalizing climate-related security risks in peace operations
IPI, NUPI and SIPRI co-host webinar on Climate-related Security Risks.
11 Mar 2021
South Sudan is highly vulnerable to climate change, including flooding, droughts and, most recently, a locust infestation. Long-term climate change, like a gradual increase in temperature, and short-term changes, like increased flooding, have indirect and interlinked implications...
Publications about peace operations
2021Six of the ten largest United Nations-led peace operations in 2020 were located in countries that are the most exposed to climate change. Both UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions are increasingly mandated by the UN Security Council to consider and respond to climate-related security...
: Academic article
Adaptive Peace Operations: Navigating the Complexity of Influencing Societal Change Without Causing Harm2020Complexity theory offers a theoretical framework for analysing how social systems prevent, manage and recover from violent conflict. Insights from complexity suggest that for a peace process to become self-sustainable, resilient social institutions need to emerge from within, i.e. from the culture, history...
: Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Research projects about peace operations
Foto: Kyrre Lien/NTB Scanpix
2021 - 2022 (Ongoing)
Norway has a seat in the UN Security Council in 2021 - 2022. Through this project we will facilitate meetings with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss important strategic issues.
2020 - 2025 (Ongoing)
In its new phase (2020-2025) the TfP will strengthen its partnership and collaboration with the African Union, by providing applied research, policy support and capacity-building.
Photograph: EU media library
COOPERATION: President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President og the AU, Moussa Faki Mahama.2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This collaborative project between NUPI, ACCORD and ECFR aims to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, Covid-19, peace and security and other key developments...