Principles of peacekeeping
The 2008 Capstone Doctrine articulated three fundamental principles of peacekeeping, namely:
- Consent of the parties,
- Impartiality and
- Non-use of force except in self-defense and defense of the mandate.
The Capstone Doctrine was developed as part of the Peace Operations 2010 agenda.
The Capstone Doctrine also identified a number of additional success factors for mandate implementation, including legitimacy, credibility and the promotion of national and local ownership.
- Summary study of the experience derived from the establishment and operation of the Force (A/3943)
- 2008 Capstone Doctrine
- A/60/696, section II