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Are UN peacekeeping forces allowed to pass over their equipment to some national army?

Since the UN Department of Peacekeeping has no personnel nor equipment of its own, these are normally provided by the nations taking part in peacekeeping missions (called "contributors"). A ...
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Can the United Nations security council deploy forces in areas of conflict without consent from a rebel group?

I was a UN peacekeeper in Western Sahara (MINURSO) back in 2009-2010, and I recall from the briefings that there are (at least) two distinct kinds of peace operations: peace keeping and peace ...
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What do countries gain from UN peacekeeping deployment?

Tl;DR: Although it makes sense for countries, local to the region, but still objectively, politically, separate from it, to take part in peacekeeping missions near their geographical location, ...
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Why doesn’t the UN peacekeeping mission fight back against Hizbollah on the Israeli border?

This is misunderstanding the nature of UN forces. In most cases, they are there to help opponents disengage, when there is already a substantial desire to do so. They are not there to fight on the ...
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Is this scheme for enforcing a cease-fire viable?

It's not a bad concept, and I'm pretty sure I've seen it used between corporations (although the name escapes me), but it seems unlikely to be useful between countries. First of all, governments ...
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What do countries gain from UN peacekeeping deployment?

In addition to blobbymcblobby's answer about direct financial benefits to poor countries, I also hold the hypothesis - not sure where to find corroboration - that contributing soldiers to UN missions ...
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What were the stated goals/job of the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh?

The problem with "stated goals" of the Russian peacekeeping force in Nagorno-Karabakh is that there were a lot of statements from concerned parties regarding them, but not a lot of actual ...
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Why doesn’t the UN peacekeeping mission fight back against Hizbollah on the Israeli border?

I was slightly wrong in my first comment. According to Reuters, UNIFIL's mandate was expanded in 2006, following a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah, to allow peacekeepers to help the ...
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Is this scheme for enforcing a cease-fire viable?

Most governments and similar actors don't have any savings. They have debt. And rely on taxation etc. or sometimes foreign aid for income. Which is why the threat of sanctions or withholding aid is ...
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What troops does the United Nations use to enforce a no-fly zone?

The Security Council authorises the use of force by nations (typically led by the permanent members of the S.C, and particularly the USA). The UN doesn't have troops of its own. In the particular ...
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Can the United Nations security council deploy forces in areas of conflict without consent from a rebel group?

As far as I know, the consent of the belligerents to bring in UN forces is not expected, if it comes to that. It is required is to try other options before escalating to use of force. Deployment of ...
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Are UN peacekeeping operations decided via unanimity?

According to Wikipedia, the missions are approved by the UN Security Council after a peace treaty has been negotiated: Once a peace treaty has been negotiated, the parties involved might ask the ...
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What troops does the United Nations use to enforce a no-fly zone?

It's a bit misleading to think the United Nations (UN) only has “limited” peacekeeping ressources. The reality is that it does not have any military force that could be freely dispatched anywhere in ...
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