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  • Backgrounder posted November 12, 2013 by Brett D. Schaefer Haiti Cholera Lawsuit Against the U.N.: Recommendations for U.S. Policy

    A U.S. nongovernmental organization recently filed a lawsuit against the United Nations seeking compensation on behalf of victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, and at least $2.2 billion in funding to eradicate cholera. Evidence compiled since 2010 strongly indicates that U.N. peacekeepers were the source of the cholera and, due to negligence or deliberate disregard,…

  • Issue Brief posted February 12, 2013 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Brett D. Schaefer United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Mali: Only After Stability Is Restored

    After launching a counteroffensive against Islamist forces in Mali earlier this year, French President François Hollande is eager to transfer ownership of the mission to the African International Support Mission (AFISMA) under the direction of the United Nations. While the United States should continue to support French efforts to stabilize Mali, history shows that the…

  • Commentary posted January 21, 2013 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. The President's Peacekeeping Panacea

    Those seeking to downsize U.S. foreign policy like the idea of outsourcing more and more peacekeeping missions. It might not be a bad deal if America got value for money, but that is not always the case. Even as the White House looks more to punching the UN peacekeeper “easy button,” there are disturbing signs that Washington isn’t doing nearly enough to distinguish a…

  • WebMemo posted April 20, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Cuts in U.S. Contributions Necessitate Budget Austerity at the U.N.

    In growing recognition of the mounting budgetary crisis facing the United States, President Barack Obama and Congress reached agreement on a budget to pay for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 that includes significant cuts. Although contributions to the United Nations are not a large part of the U.S. budget, there is no reason to exclude those contributions from the…

  • WebMemo posted April 6, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Cote d'Ivoire Tragedy: Rigorous Oversight of U.N. Peacekeeping Needed

    It was recently discovered that as many as 1,000 people in Duekoue, Cote d’Ivoire, were killed between March 27–29.[1] It is unclear who is responsible for the killings. The U.N. claims that forces loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo—who lost the recent election but has refused to leave office, sparking the current conflict—are responsible. However, the area where…

  • Backgrounder posted November 1, 2010 by Brett D. Schaefer The U.N. Should Stop Ignoring Its Financial Regulations and Pay Its Debts to the Member States

    Abstract: In defiance of U.N. financial rules and regulations, the U.N. has retained more than $200 million in unspent funding for closed peacekeeping missions. Instead of returning these funds to U.N. member states as required, the U.N. Secretary-General has used them as a slush fund to cover financial shortfalls in U.N. peacekeeping missions and the regular U.N. budget.…

  • Executive Memorandum posted October 3, 1994 by Thomas P. Sheehy Avoiding the U.N. Trap in Haiti

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  • WebMemo posted April 20, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Cuts in U.S. Contributions Necessitate Budget Austerity at the U.N.

    In growing recognition of the mounting budgetary crisis facing the United States, President Barack Obama and Congress reached agreement on a budget to pay for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 that includes significant cuts. Although contributions to the United Nations are not a large part of the U.S. budget, there is no reason to exclude those contributions from the…

  • Backgrounder posted November 12, 2013 by Brett D. Schaefer Haiti Cholera Lawsuit Against the U.N.: Recommendations for U.S. Policy

    A U.S. nongovernmental organization recently filed a lawsuit against the United Nations seeking compensation on behalf of victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, and at least $2.2 billion in funding to eradicate cholera. Evidence compiled since 2010 strongly indicates that U.N. peacekeepers were the source of the cholera and, due to negligence or deliberate disregard,…

  • WebMemo posted April 6, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Cote d'Ivoire Tragedy: Rigorous Oversight of U.N. Peacekeeping Needed

    It was recently discovered that as many as 1,000 people in Duekoue, Cote d’Ivoire, were killed between March 27–29.[1] It is unclear who is responsible for the killings. The U.N. claims that forces loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo—who lost the recent election but has refused to leave office, sparking the current conflict—are responsible. However, the area where…

  • Commentary posted January 21, 2013 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. The President's Peacekeeping Panacea

    Those seeking to downsize U.S. foreign policy like the idea of outsourcing more and more peacekeeping missions. It might not be a bad deal if America got value for money, but that is not always the case. Even as the White House looks more to punching the UN peacekeeper “easy button,” there are disturbing signs that Washington isn’t doing nearly enough to distinguish a…

  • Executive Memorandum posted October 3, 1994 by Thomas P. Sheehy Avoiding the U.N. Trap in Haiti

  • Issue Brief posted February 12, 2013 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Brett D. Schaefer United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Mali: Only After Stability Is Restored

    After launching a counteroffensive against Islamist forces in Mali earlier this year, French President François Hollande is eager to transfer ownership of the mission to the African International Support Mission (AFISMA) under the direction of the United Nations. While the United States should continue to support French efforts to stabilize Mali, history shows that the…

  • Backgrounder posted November 1, 2010 by Brett D. Schaefer The U.N. Should Stop Ignoring Its Financial Regulations and Pay Its Debts to the Member States

    Abstract: In defiance of U.N. financial rules and regulations, the U.N. has retained more than $200 million in unspent funding for closed peacekeeping missions. Instead of returning these funds to U.N. member states as required, the U.N. Secretary-General has used them as a slush fund to cover financial shortfalls in U.N. peacekeeping missions and the regular U.N. budget.…

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  • Backgrounder posted November 12, 2013 by Brett D. Schaefer Haiti Cholera Lawsuit Against the U.N.: Recommendations for U.S. Policy

    A U.S. nongovernmental organization recently filed a lawsuit against the United Nations seeking compensation on behalf of victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, and at least $2.2 billion in funding to eradicate cholera. Evidence compiled since 2010 strongly indicates that U.N. peacekeepers were the source of the cholera and, due to negligence or deliberate disregard,…

  • Issue Brief posted February 12, 2013 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Brett D. Schaefer United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Mali: Only After Stability Is Restored

    After launching a counteroffensive against Islamist forces in Mali earlier this year, French President François Hollande is eager to transfer ownership of the mission to the African International Support Mission (AFISMA) under the direction of the United Nations. While the United States should continue to support French efforts to stabilize Mali, history shows that the…

  • WebMemo posted April 20, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Cuts in U.S. Contributions Necessitate Budget Austerity at the U.N.

    In growing recognition of the mounting budgetary crisis facing the United States, President Barack Obama and Congress reached agreement on a budget to pay for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 that includes significant cuts. Although contributions to the United Nations are not a large part of the U.S. budget, there is no reason to exclude those contributions from the…

  • WebMemo posted April 6, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Cote d'Ivoire Tragedy: Rigorous Oversight of U.N. Peacekeeping Needed

    It was recently discovered that as many as 1,000 people in Duekoue, Cote d’Ivoire, were killed between March 27–29.[1] It is unclear who is responsible for the killings. The U.N. claims that forces loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo—who lost the recent election but has refused to leave office, sparking the current conflict—are responsible. However, the area where…

  • Backgrounder posted November 1, 2010 by Brett D. Schaefer The U.N. Should Stop Ignoring Its Financial Regulations and Pay Its Debts to the Member States

    Abstract: In defiance of U.N. financial rules and regulations, the U.N. has retained more than $200 million in unspent funding for closed peacekeeping missions. Instead of returning these funds to U.N. member states as required, the U.N. Secretary-General has used them as a slush fund to cover financial shortfalls in U.N. peacekeeping missions and the regular U.N. budget.…

  • Executive Memorandum posted October 3, 1994 by Thomas P. Sheehy Avoiding the U.N. Trap in Haiti

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Find more work on United Nations Peacekeeping