Learning from what actually worked during the United Nations' infamously ineffective 1994 peacekeeping mission in Rwanda may save lives in the future.
UN agencies could play a role in improving training programmes for peacekeepers who help women.
Interviews with Rwandan women from the military who had served on peacekeeping missions found many felt ill-equipped for what they had to deal with.
UN peacekeeping missions need to adapt to the complexities of active conflict situations.
The UN's mandate must evolve to navigate new realities that include intra-state wars, non-state actors, and transnational crime.
On the eve of its departure from Haiti after a 13-year stabilization effort, the UN faces accusations that its troops used excessive force to fight gangs, killing innocent bystanders.
The United Nations has had many chances to deal decisively with the endemic sexual and gender based violence against children in its missions. But the problem persists. What will it take to stop it?