After Rwanda: The Coordination of United Nations Humanitarian Assistance

After Rwanda: The Coordination of United Nations Humanitarian Assistance


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When the United Nations sanctions a humanitarian relief operation, how can the numerous and diverse UN, Non-Governmental Organizations and military elements be coordinated? What are the practical, political and institutional considerations and impediments? What can be learned from previous experience? This is a volume of practitioner perspectives: the views of distinguished individuals from all of the concerned professions, including former Special Representatives of the Secretary-General and Force Commanders, as well as senior UN officials and representatives of the NGO community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333658529
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/12/1996
Edition description: 1996
Pages: 253
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Glossary - Notes on Contributors - Introduction - PART 1: POLITICAL OVERVIEW - The Political Limits of Humanitarian Assistance; Dr J.Whitman - PART 2: UN PERSPECTIVES - The Future of Peacekeeping; Dr S.Tharoor - Humanitarian Coordination; Dr J.Dedring -The Hidden Costs of Better Coordination; N.Wright - PART 3: INTRA-COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES - The Integrated Operations Centre: Coping with Complexity; R.Kent - NATO and its New Role; D.Lightburn - Humanitarian Assistance Intervention in Complex Emergencies: Information Requirements in the 1990s; B.Garvelink - Humanitarian Emergencies and the Roles of NGOs; P.Shiras - Coordination is the Key; General Sir D.Ramsbotham - The ICRC in Complex Emergencies: An Outsider or Part of the Team; Lieutenant Colonel B.Doppler - Coordination, Control and Competition: NGOs on the Front Line; J.Bennett PART 4: FIELD COORDINATION OF UN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE - Field Coordination of UN Humanitarian Assistance: Bosnia 1994; General Sir M.Rose - The Experience in Angola: February 1992-June 1993; Dame M.J.Anstee - The Humanitarian Response in Cambodia: the Imperative for a Strategic Alliance; Lieutenant General J.M.Sanderson - The Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance in Mozambique in the Context of ONUMOZ; A.Ajello - The Changing Role of UN Peacekeeping Forces: The Relationship Between UN Peacekeepers and NGOs in Rwanda; Major General R.A.Dallaire - The Role of the Humanitarian Coordinator; Professor M.Walsh - Peacekeepers, Humanitarian Aid and Civil Conflicts; C.Thornberry - PART 5: AFTERWORD - Humanitarian Aid: A Personal View; L.Hollingworth - Index

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