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Comprehensive Review of the Whole Question of
Peacekeeping Operations in all Their Aspects
Identical letters dated 21 August 2000 from the S-G
to the President of the General Assembly and the
President of the Security Council

August 21, 2000


Also known as the "Brahimi Report" (former Former Minister of Algeria)

Eminent Personalities who served on this Panel included:

Mr. Brian Atwood (US) President Citizens International; former President of the National Democratic Institute and former Administrator of U.S. Agency for International Development

Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi (Algeria) former Foreign Minister, Chairman of the Panel

Ambassador Colin Granderson (Trinidad/Tobago) Executive Director of OAS/UN International Civilian Mission in Haiti

Dame Ann Hercus (New Zealand) - Former Cabinet Minister and Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, Head of Mission of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, 1998-1999.

Mr. Richard Monk (UK), former members of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constaulary and Government adviser on international policing matters; Commissioner of the UN International Policy Task force in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1998-1999. I believe he currently is the Minister of Defense

General (ret) Klaus Naumann (Germany) Chief of Defense, 1991-1996; Chairman of the Military committee of NATO 1996-1999).

Ms. Hisako Shimura (Japan) President of Tsuda College, Tokyo; served for 24 years in the UN Secretariat

Ambassador Vladimir Shustov (Russian Federation) Ambassador at large with 30 years association with the UN, Former representative of the Russian Federation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

General Philip Sibanda (Zimbabwe), Chief of Staff, Operations and Training, Zimbabwe Army Headquarters, served in key positions on UNAVEM III and MONUA.

Dr. Cornelio Sommaruga (Switzerland), President of the Foundation of Moral Rearmament, Caux and of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, former president of the Intl Committee of the Red Cross.

execuive Summary

the panel recommends that the S-G compile, in a systematic fashion and with input rom Member States, a systemic fashion and with input from Member States, a comprehensive list of potential special representatives o the SG, force commanders, civilian police commissioners, their potential deputies and potential heads of other components of a mission, representing a broad geographic and equitable gender distribution. Xi

The Panel recommends that hte Un define "rapid and effective deployment capacity" as the ability to fully deploy traditional peacekeeping operations within 30 days of the adoption of a Security Council resolution establishing such an operation, and within 90 days in the case of complex peacekeeping operations. Xi

The Panel recommends that the UN standby arrangements be developed to further include several coherent, multinational, brigade-size forces and the necessary enabling forces, created by Member- States working in partnership in order to better meet the need for the robust peacekeeping forces that the Panel has advocated. Xi

To support such rapid and effective deployment, the Panel recommends that a revolving "on-call list" of about 100 experienced, well qualified military officers, carefully vetted and accepted by DPKO, be created within UNSAS. Teams drawn from this list and available for duty on seven days' notice would translate broad, strategic-level mission concepts developed at Headquarters into concrete operational and tactical plans in advance of the deployment of troops contingents, and would augment a core element from DPKO to serve as part of a mission start-up team.

Parrel on-call lists of civilian police, international judicial experts, penal experts and human rights specialists myust be available in sufficient numbers to strengthen rule of law institutions, as needed, and should also be part of UNSAD. Pre-trained teams could then be drawn from this list to precede the main body of civilian police and related specialists into a new mission area, facilitating the rapid and effective deployment of the law and order component into the mission. Xii

The Panels call on Member state to establish enhanced national "pool" of police officers and related experts, earmarked for deployment to UN peace operations, to help meet the high demand for civilian police and related justice/rule of law expertise in peace operations dealing with intra-State conflict. The Panel also urges MS to consider forming joint regional partnerships and programmes for the purpose of training members of the respective national poolls to UN civilian police doctrine and standards.

The Panel recommends that the Secretariat radically alter the systems and procedures in place for peacekeeping procurement in order to facilitate rapid deployment.

The Panel proposes the creation of a new and distinct body of streamlined field procurement policies and procedures; increased delegation of procurement authority to the field; and greater flexibility for field missions in the management of their budgets.

Formulate a global logistics support strategy governing the stockpiling of equipment reserves and standing contracts with the private sector for common goods and services.

The Panel also recommends that the S-G be given authority with the approval of the Advisory Committee on Admin. And Bugetary ry Questions to commit up to $50 million well in advance of the adoption of a Security Council resolution establishing a new operation once it becomes clear that an operation is likely to be established. Xii