Year in Review: United Nations Peace Operations, 2011

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The Year in Review features the activities of the UN Peacekeeping Missions in 2011, highlighting the successes and challenges that emerge throughout the year towards maintaining peace and security, protecting civilians, and providing support to fragile societies and governments in a post-conflict setting.



UNSMIL (Libya): Building a new country

The aftermath of the conflict in Libya left a daunting set of responsibilities resting on the shoulders of the country’s new authorities. These include: providing public security and employing former revolutionary fighters; organizing elections and drafting a new constitution; creating a professional military and rebuilding its police force; addressing the human rights crimes of Libya’s past while promoting national reconciliation; controlling the spread of weapons; and revitalizing Libya’s oil-based economy.


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