Who we are
The Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping (PEP) is a Washington, DC-based, non-partisan working group led by Refugees International, Citizens for Global Solutions, and the Better World Campaign. The PEP focuses on strengthening international peacekeeping.
The PEP brings together the policy, advocacy, humanitarian, and academic communities to promote improved international peacekeeping capacity and increased U.S. support for peacekeeping through the development of pragmatic policy solutions. Specifically the PEP:
- Provides an open forum for candid discussion of peacekeeping issues;
- Engages in educational efforts to enhance public understanding of peacekeeping issues;
- Serves as an information resource for policymakers and the media; and
- Improves the collaboration among its members on relevant advocacy initiatives.
The PEP does not support any single policy solution for the shortfalls in U.S. or international peacekeeping capacity. Instead, the PEP facilitates the exploration and advancement of all pragmatic solutions.
Improving U.S. Participation and Engagement in International Peacekeeping: our members work to ensure timely U.S. payment of UN peacekeeping dues; improve and expand U.S. peacekeeper train/equip programs; and advocate for greater direct U.S. participation in peacekeeping operations.
Strengthening Mandates for Peacekeeping Operations: our members work to ensure peacekeeping mandates are clear, credible and achievable.
Ensuring Political Support for Ongoing Peacekeeping Operations and Initiatives: our members work to ensure high-level political support – among the U.S. Administration and Congress, the UN Security Council, and Troop-Contributing Countries – for ongoing international peacekeeping operations, as well as policy initiatives designed to improve the effectiveness of international peacekeeping.
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