Canada sees itself as a peacekeeper and an independent voice in global affairs. The recent vote for a seat on the UN Security Council shows the world doesn't agree with that image.
The UN missions deployed around the world to manage conflict and protect civilians need to be assessed in a manner that accurately reflects their successes and failures.
UN agencies could play a role in improving training programmes for peacekeepers who help women.
UN peacekeeping missions need to adapt to the complexities of active conflict situations.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
Cutting off funds for crucial UN bodies could have disastrous consequences for the world order.
Peacekeeping is not easy. But for South Africa's universities to begin working towards solutions, it is crucial that their communities give peace a chance.
There's no doubt it was time for the United Nations mission in Liberia to end. But there are some gaps in the country's plan to move on without the men and women in blue helmets.
The ‘functional immunity’ granted to UN officials made good sense when the body was founded after World War II. But as its organisational functions have expanded, so has this immunity.