Dictionnaire mondial des opérations de paix

In 2006, the idea to create a resource documenting the growing body of research on peace and security took hold in the wake of the increasing number of worldwide peacekeeping missions, the emergence of new regional peacekeeping actors, especially in Africa, and the availability of published data.

In 2012 and 2013, two editions of the Dictionnaire mondial des opérations de paix were published. The dictionary, written in French, comprised three parts: peace support operations created since 1948, including their respective mandates and evolution following UN Security Council resolutions; the contribution of each member state; and biographies of those people who played leadership roles in managing or directing these missions.

This project funding will support revisions to the dictionary in fall 2015. A new theory section will be added in response to feedback for more background on the creation and evolution of peace support operations since 1948. Updates and additions to the dictionary's 1,000 entries will also be completed.

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End Date

Thursday, January 26, 2017


9 months

IDRC Officer

Teralynn Ludwick

Total funding

CA$ 25,000

Project Leader

Jocelyn Coulon


Université de Montréal

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