Finding the UN Way on Peacekeeping-Intelligence

An Mi-26 heavy lift cargo helicopter lands at the team site of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in Abyei. (Photo: United Nations Photo)

A UN Policy on “UN Peacekeeping-Intelligence,” adopted in 2019 aims to improve practices and training for intelligence in peacekeeping operations. While the policy does not define “peacekeeping-intelligence,” it provides a set of guidelines for its purpose, rationale, and scope. Implementing the policy has required developing standard training, practices, and methodologies. Addressing shortcomings in implementation will require improved coordination, the development of best practices, harmonizing training, and procedures for tailoring an approach to each mission.

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Security Topics:  Peacekeeping