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The European Union and Peacebuilding

Policy and Legal Aspects

Blockmans, Steven, Wouters, Jan, Ruys, Tom (Eds.)

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peace. Only through partnership with local actors can international norms be c- bined with a respect and understanding of local context, and promote the transfer of responsibilities and ownership to the populations concerned. In this work we need to engage with local civil society as well as representatives of media and local business communities. The link between peace, security and development has been widely recognised by the international community, and as a response, the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) was created in 2005. The European Union is committed to actively supporting the work of the Peacebuilding Commission on the basis of its experience, resources and worldwide operability. During the first five years the PBC has brought together all key players on the ground to enable a comprehensive approach to peacebuilding in selected post-c- flict states. In 2010 the progress of the PBC so far will be examined in order to take on board lessons learned for the next steps, ensuring that it can discharge its m- date more effectively and better deliver real progress on the ground. 2010 is also the year for the Review Summit of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) aiming at eradicating poverty. The link between countries affected by fragility and conflict and those lagging most behind in attaining the MDGs indicates clearly the need for stronger ties between security and development efforts.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Conflict Prevention - Cooperation - Crisis Management - EU - EU Enlargement - European Commission - European Union - European security - Kosovo - Lisbon Treaty - Peace - Peacebuilding - Rat - human rights

Related subjects » International, Foreign and Comparative Law

Table of contents 

Making Peace Last. The EU’s Contribution to Peacebuilding.- Making Peace Last. The EU’s Contribution to Peacebuilding.- EU peacebuilding — general perspectives.- EU Peacebuilding: Concepts, Players and Instruments.- The EU As Peacebuilder: Actorness, Potential and Limits.- EU Enlargement As a Peacebuilding Tool.- Working with partners.- EU-UN Cooperation in Peacebuilding: Natural Partners?.- The EU and The UN Peacebuilding Commission: A Short Account of How the EU Presence Has Influenced the Newest UN Body.- Cooperation between the EU and the AU in the Field of Peacebuilding.- Convergence without Cooperation? The EU and OSCE in the Field of Peacebuilding.- Peace and security.- The European Union and Security Sector Governance.- Strengthening Security, Building Peace: The EU in the Democratic Republic of Congo.- The European Union and Peacebuilding: The Case of Chad.- EU Peacebuilding in Georgia: Limits and Achievements.- The EU in Afghanistan: Peacebuilding in a Conflict Setting.- Rule of law, democracy and human rights.- The European Union and Electoral Support.- Mainstreaming Human Rights and Gender into The Common Security and Defence Policy: The Case of The EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia.- Eulex Kosovo: Walking a Thin Line, Aiming for the Rule of Law.- The Aceh Monitoring Mission: Securing Peace and Democracy.- The European Union and Transitional Justice.- Good governance and economic development.- International Trusteeship and Democratic Peacebuilding: The EU in the Balkans.- A Missed Opportunity: State Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina (October 2002 to October 2006).- Meeting the Challenge of State Building: EU Development Policy and Cooperation in Postconflict Countries.- The EU and The Kimberley Process: A New International Actor for New International Relations.

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