The Resource Addressing improvised explosive devices : options and opportunities to better utilize UN processes and actors, UNIDIR

Addressing improvised explosive devices : options and opportunities to better utilize UN processes and actors, UNIDIR

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Addressing improvised explosive devices : options and opportunities to better utilize UN processes and actors
Title
Addressing improvised explosive devices
Title remainder
options and opportunities to better utilize UN processes and actors
Statement of responsibility
UNIDIR
Title variation
IED study
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) is a serious global problem. IEDs impact security, safety, stability, humanitarian and peace operations, and sustainable development in communities around the world. Addressing IEDs is a multifaceted challenge--with both security and humanitarian dimensions--and one which States and the UN have a common interest to seek effective responses. An international response to IEDs requires the attention and commitment of a variety of stakeholders--from governments and militaries, to humanitarian, operational and other specialized agencies, to industry and to research organizations and advocacy groups. Addressing IEDs requires not only a diverse community of practitioners, but also a variety of different processes and approaches. The question is how to get the most out of these processes, build upon them, strengthen them and address gaps. While recognizing the primary role of States in addressing the threat of IEDs, this paper explores how the UN system as a whole can more effectively contribute. The paper addresses the following questions: How can UN processes and actors play a stronger or more active role in addressing IEDs? Is greater coordination within the UN necessary to achieve this? How could the UN better support national, regional and international efforts to address IEDs, and where could the UN show greater leadership as a globally representative institution? Initial surveying of the IED issue within the UN framework suggests three main potential areas where the UN system's processes and actors could play a more active role to address the threat of IEDs and reduce their impact: Sharing and consolidating knowledge, raising awareness and stigmatizing IED use against civilians; Supporting the strengthening of national efforts to reduce the IED threat; and Empowering and better utilizing the UN framework for a more coherent approach to addressing IEDs. The UN has an important role to play in addressing both the security and humanitarian impacts of IEDs. Its unique position as a global institution cannot be overemphasized. A coordination framework or mechanism within the UN system would bring together the relevant processes and actors==including in peacekeeping, counter-terrorism, humanitarian relief, IHL, human rights, disarmament, research and others--in order to strengthen knowledge of and linkages between these entities and their IED-related activities. Such a mechanism would be essential to the development of a more coherent UN strategy. Through utilizing existing avenues and exploring new approaches, greater cooperation among all relevant stakeholders could result in multiplier effects, pooling of resources, enlargement of participation, and enhanced effectiveness. Thus active UN support for and participation in addressing IEDs should be encouraged."--Page 3
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HeinOnline United Nations Law Collection
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6640
LC item number
.A337 2015 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Series statement
UNIDIR resources
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  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • Improvised explosive devices
  • Bombings
  • Bombings
  • Improvised explosive devices
Label
Addressing improvised explosive devices : options and opportunities to better utilize UN processes and actors, UNIDIR
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [46]-50)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Section III.
  • Instruments of Relevance to IEDs
  • Section IV.
  • Existing Processes and Actors--an Initial Survey
  • Section V.
  • Options and Opportunities to Better Utilize UN Processes and Actors
  • Section VI.
  • Conclusions
  • Annex I.
  • Text of A/C.1/70/L.36* Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Annex II.
  • States not Party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
  • Selected Resources
  • Executive Summary
  • Preface
  • Section I.
  • The
  • Impact and Scale of the IED Problem
  • Section II.
  • IEDs: An Overview
Control code
935552631
Extent
1 online resource (50 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935552631
Label
Addressing improvised explosive devices : options and opportunities to better utilize UN processes and actors, UNIDIR
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [46]-50)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Section III.
  • Instruments of Relevance to IEDs
  • Section IV.
  • Existing Processes and Actors--an Initial Survey
  • Section V.
  • Options and Opportunities to Better Utilize UN Processes and Actors
  • Section VI.
  • Conclusions
  • Annex I.
  • Text of A/C.1/70/L.36* Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Annex II.
  • States not Party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
  • Selected Resources
  • Executive Summary
  • Preface
  • Section I.
  • The
  • Impact and Scale of the IED Problem
  • Section II.
  • IEDs: An Overview
Control code
935552631
Extent
1 online resource (50 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935552631

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