The UN peacekeepers-the Blue Berets-form one of the largest, best equipped, and international forces in the world. Yet the organization's history is strewn with examples of its inability to keep the peace in places such as Srebrenica in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur. Currently there are UN peacekeeping operations running in 16 different locations throughout five continents from Haiti to Timor, and 120 countries contribute 100,000 troops who are paid out of the UN's annual budget of $7.1 billion. But the UN forces lack the authority to impose themselves on the fighters. This study explores whether there is a need to readdress the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in regard to protecting civilian populations in conflict zones.
Ori, Konye Obaji
"Humanitarian Intervention: Exploring the Number of Ctvilian Casualties in Confiict Zones Where Peace-enforcement Missions and Peace Keeping Mission Have Been Utilized,"
Augsburg Honors Review: Vol. 3
, Article 8.
Available at: https://idun.augsburg.edu/honors_review/vol3/iss1/8