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Report of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations (2000)
After publishing two reports in 1999 which highlighted the United Nations failure to prevent genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and to protect the inhabitants of Srebrenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1995, Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations. He asked the Panel to assess the shortcomings of the then existing peace operations system and to make specific and realistic recommendations for change. The panel was composed of individuals experienced in conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
The result, known as the “Brahimi Report” after Lakhdar Brahimi, the Chair of the Panel, called for
The Panel noted that in order to be effective, UN peacekeeping operations must be properly resourced and equipped, and operate under clear, credible and achievable mandates.
The report concluded on a hopeful note, expressing the Panel's "shared vision" of a more effective United Nations in the future "extending a strong helping hand to a community, country or region to avert conflict or to end violence … a United Nations that has not only the will, but also the ability, to fulfil its great promise, justifying the confidence and trust placed in it by the overwhelming majority of humankind."
Report of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations ("Brahimi Report")
Executive Summary of the Report
MEMBERS OF THE PANEL ON UNITED NATIONS PEACE OPERATIONS
Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi (Algeria) Chairman of the Panel
Mr. J. Brian Atwood (United States)
Ambassador Colin Granderson (Trinidad and Tobago)
Dame Ann Hercus (New Zealand)
Mr. Richard Monk (United Kingdom)
General (ret.) Klaus Naumann (Germany)
Ms. Hisako Shimura (Japan)
Ambassador Vladimir Shustov (Russian Federation)
General Philip Sibanda (Zimbabwe)
Dr. Cornelio Sommaruga (Switzerland)