Can Canada step up in the face of a new UN Agenda for Peace ?
Despite having primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, the UN still lacks a dedicated capacity to respond rapidly, prevent armed conflict, protect people, and provide security. Read more.
A UN Emergency Peace Service as a global first responder
The sharp increase in global volatility caused by the worsening effects of the climate emergency has increased the likelihood of more armed conflict, threatening our interconnected world. In view of rising geopolitical tension, gross human rights abuses and outright war of aggression, now more than ever, we need a stronger and more agile UN; one capable of maintaining peace and advancing sustainable common security. Read More
A Crucial Global Step to Achieve Freedom From War
Humanity’s urgent trillion-dollar question is what will stop war and violent conflict? Aside from vast human suffering and death, with ever-higher risks in war, people and the planet just can’t afford more. Read More
Make Peace Possible With a United Nations Emergency Peace Service
This dysfunctional, war-prone system does not need to be anarchic nor ruled and selectively enforced by the strongest or the Western military alliance, NATO. Read More
Time to explore new routes to give peace another chance
With the development of a United Nations Emergency Peace Service—effectively a ‘911 first-responder for complex emergencies—the UN would finally have capacity to address some of its tougher assigned tasks. Read more.
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
UN 911 first-responder system is overdue
Team UN, World Police: Why We Need an Emergency Peace Service
From Project Save The World
UK Labour supports a United Nations Emergency Peace Sevice
Will we get around to abolishing war before it destroys us?
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
HPLangille HT Will we get around to abolishing war before it destroys us
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
Langille, “Team UN, world police: why we need an emergency peace service”, The Conversation, May 29, 2015
Preparing for a UN Emergency Peace Service
Cold war or common security—our choice
Revitalizing An Agenda for Peace
Shouldn’t UNEPS advocacy be front and centre?
Call UN 911: A Better Way to Prevent Mass Atrocities and Protect Civilians?
Peter Langille, “A UN Emergency Peace Service?”, Open Security, 2012
Linda McQuaig with Katie Addleman on UNEPS, This Magazine, 2011
Peter Langille, “Fixing Darfur”, The Globe and Mail, 2009.
Kavitha Suthanthiraraj, Mariah Quinn and Juan Méndez, Standing for Change in Peacekeeping Operations, Global Action to Prevent War, 2009.
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.
Peter Langille, “UN Emergency Peace Service: Governments not ready, are we?”, Mondial, 2008.
Peter Langille, “UN needs mobile peace force”, The London Free Press, 2008.
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.
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