Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 11/2009

Managing Complexity: Political and Managerial Challenges in UN Peace Operations

Adam Smith, editor, Caty Clement, editor

June 2009

International Peace Institute


This publication, drawn from a December 2008 IPI-GCSP (Geneva Centre for Security Policy) conference in New York, outlines the challenge of UN peacekeeping being overmatched by complexity, while offering suggestions for understanding and dealing with complex environments.It includes the meeting report and Alain Le Roy's keynote address, as well as the discussion papers presented at the event.