UNEPS Library

Is Now the Moment for a Standing "UN 911" Peace Service?

Being better prepared could save millions of lives and trillions of dollars. The global health crisis has become a wake-up call to cooperate for a more just and secure world. Read more.

 

UN 911 first-responder system is overdue

If it feels like someone hit the pause button on normalcy worldwide, you’re not alone. As with many of the world’s big challenges, we’re all in this together, mutually vulnerable, and interdependent on interconnected global systems. Read More

 

 

UN 911 first-responder system is overdue

A UN first-responder system’s most distinctive feature is that it would be a standing formation, prepared and ready to serve in diverse operations, immediately available upon authorization of the UN Security Council—and able to address the critical first six months of an emergency. Read More

 

 

Team UN, World Police: Why We Need an Emergency Peace Service

It’s been more than 25 years since the Cold War ended, more than a dozen since we created an International Criminal Court, and a decade since the UN World Summit recognised the Responsibility to Protect civilians – and yet there’s been scant progress in preventing armed conflict and responding rapidly enough to protect civilians. Read More

 

 

From Project Save The World

All states shall develop a UN Emergency Peace Service to protect civilians and respond to crises Read more.

 

UK Labour supports a United Nations Emergency Peace Sevice

‘We the people’ share a problem – one that’s defied solution since the United Nations was founded – how to ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war’? The worst wars may be elsewhere for now, but they are not going away. Read More

 

 

Will we get around to abolishing war before it destroys us?

From The Hill Times; A system of sustainable common security, with a more effective UN isn’t a naïve dream; it simply requires cooperative decisions to make the UN work as intended. A big joint project may be the critical first step. Read More

 

 

UN Emergency Peace Service Question Goes Unasked

On Dec. 1, the Globe and Mail and CBC co-sponsored a high-powered debate on humanitarian intervention at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Days before the event, the public was asked for its preferred question, and the clear winner was: “Should the UN have its own intervention capability such as the proposed permanent UN Emergency Peace Service?”   Read More

Robin Collins GP Responses Shouldn’t UNEPS Advocacy be Front and Centre

 

 

 

 

 

How the UN could develop an Emergency Peace Service OD 09 2016

How the UN could develop an Emergency Peace Service OD 09 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

HPLangille HT Will we get around to abolishing war before it destroys us

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peacekeeping challenges require standing, not just standby, capacities: Time for a United Nations Emergency Peace Service

Langille, “Peacekeeping challenges require standing, not just standby, capacities: Time for a United Nations Emergency Peace Service”, a submission of the World Federalist Movement-Canada to the UN High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toronto Star on UNEPS August 10 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Rogers What Labour should do now Open Democracy July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team UN, world police: why we need an emergency peace service

Langille, “Team UN, world police: why we need an emergency peace service”, The Conversation, May 29, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for a UN Emergency Peace Service

Preparing for a UN Emergency Peace Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cold war or common security—our choice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revitalizing An Agenda for Peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Syria, a vital proposal

 

Syria, a vital proposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shouldn’t UNEPS advocacy be front and centre?

 

Shouldn’t UNEPS advocacy be front and centre?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call UN 911 A Better Way to Prevent Atrocities and Protect Civilians

Call UN 911: A Better Way to Prevent Mass Atrocities and Protect Civilians?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A UN Emergency Peace Service?

 

Peter Langille, “A UN Emergency Peace Service?”, Open Security, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This45: Linda McQuaig on the United Nations Emergency Peace Service

 

Linda McQuaig with Katie Addleman on UNEPS, This Magazine, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Langille Fixing Darfur

Peter Langille, “Fixing Darfur”, The Globe and Mail, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing for Change in Peacekeeping Operations

Kavitha Suthanthiraraj, Mariah Quinn and Juan Méndez, Standing for Change in Peacekeeping Operations, Global Action to Prevent War, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R2P A new and Unfinished Agenda

Lloyd Axworthy and Alan Rock, “R2P: A New and Unfinished Agenda”, Global Responsibility to Protect, 2009

Peter Langille, “UN Emergency Peace Service Question Goes Unasked”, Embassy Magazine, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governments not ready

Peter Langille, “UN Emergency Peace Service: Governments not ready, are we?”, Mondial, 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UN Needs Mobile Peace Force

Peter Langille, “UN needs mobile peace force”, The London Free Press, 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE URGENT NEED FOR UNEPS

Detlev Wolter, “The Urgent Need For UNEPS”, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hussein Solomon and Amelia du Rand, “Constraints in African Peacekeeping: The Need for a United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS)”, CIPS, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Johansen, A United Nations Emergency Peace Service: To Prevent Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Langille, “Preventing Genocide: Time for a UN 911”, The Globe and Mail.Com, 2004.

Peter Langille, “A global emergency force?”, Toronto Star, July 4, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Statute for the Formation and Operation of the United Nations Emergency Peace Service

Saul Mendlovitz et al, Draft Statute for the Formation and Operation of the United Nations Emergency Peace Service for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, January 2013

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir the blood and probably will not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work. – Daniel Burnham, 1909