PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS AND THE UNITED NATIONS

Mehmet E. Erendor

Abstract


With the establishment of the United Nations, the international community gives some responsibilities to an organization and one of them is the peacekeeping operations. Although the UN Charter does not mention the concept of peacekeeping, the Security Council is the responsible to do peacekeeping operations. If there is no SC resolution, the peacekeeping operations are accepted as illegal by scholars. Although the UN has many different organs such as the General Assembly, The Secretary-General and Department of Peacekeeping Operations, these organs do not have an influential role in peacekeeping operations. The General Assembly only recommends any policy, and also the Charter gives only financial responsibility of the Assembly. The main aim of this article lightens the details of peacekeeping operations and identifies the roles of the UN Organs.

Keywords


Peacekeeping, United Nations, UN Charter, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Secretary-General

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