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Unarmed civilian peacekeeping (UCP)

Assessing Armed and Unarmed Approaches to Peacekeeping

Assessing Armed and Unarmed Approaches to Peacekeeping

Unarmed civilian peacekeeping (UCP) has successfully engaged in the tasks traditionally associated with peacekeeping, demonstrating that peacekeeping does not require military personnel or the presence of weapons to carry out its violence prevention and civilian protection functions; furthermore, UCP can fulfill these functions in a way that also addresses some of the shortcomings of armed military peacekeeping.