Publication 10.03.2016

Corruption & peacekeeping: Strengthening peacekeeping and the UN

Peacekeeping and other conflict-related missions, which are the subject of this report, are seriously affected by corruption. Conflict environments are difficult, and the fact that corruption is often rife complicates the work of the UN and other international organisations immensely. Powerful local stakeholders are often corrupt, but cannot be ignored by peacekeepers and policymakers. Ignoring corruption embeds it more deeply and damages the legitimacy of key institutions, putting the long-term success of international interventions at risk.

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