United Nations reform
From Peacekeeping references
Over the years, the United Nations has undergone a number of reforms to allow the Organization to better respond to new challenges and demands. Below are some of the most significant reforms and reviews relevant to peace and security.
- Re-positioned the UN to more effectively address peace and security issues after the Cold War; established the Department of Political Affairs and Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
- The Brahimi report (2000)
- Officially the report of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations; assessed shortcomings of the peace operations system and made recommendations for change.
- Zeid report (2005)
- Officially the report on a comprehensive strategy to eliminate future sexual exploitation and abuse in UN peacekeeping operations
- Restructured the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and established the Department of Field Support.
- Introduced measures to improve the ability of the Department of Field Support to support missions, especially during mission start-up, including through the establishment of the Regional Service Center in Entebbe.
- Proposed measures to improve United Nations approaches to peacebuilding
- Peace and Security reform agenda (2015)
- Peace Operations Review: Consideration of the recommendations of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO)
- Peacebuilding Architecture Review: Consideration of the recommendations of the Advisory Group of Experts on the Peacebuilding Architecture.
- Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325: Review of women, peace and security 15 years after the adoption of resolution 1325.
- United to Reform agenda (2017)
- Restructuring of the peace and security pillar: Established the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Department of Peace Operations.
- Repositioning the UN Development System: Transition of RC system into the Secretariat; review of UN Country Teams, multi-country offices and UNDAF; review of regional architecture.
- Shifting the management paradigm in the United Nations: Decentralized the Secretariat, re-introduced an annual programme budget and established the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance and Department of Operational Support.