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  • UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies

    Practices and Policies

    Åse Gilje Østensen

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    Although subject to little discussion, the UN has increasingly paid private military and security companies (PMSCs) for a range of services in the areas of humanitarian affairs, peacebuilding and development. However, this practice has rarely translated into coherent policies or guidelines that could guide the UN in setting standards or ensuring responsible contracting procedures. This paper explores UN demand for PMSCs and identifies the need for a more proactive, sensitive and deliberate political approach in order to avoid potential pitfalls associated with involving PMSCs in the delivery of UN tasks.

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    Østensen, Å. 2011. UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies: Practices and Policies. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bbn
    Østensen, Å. G. (2011) UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies: Practices and Policies. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bbn
    Østensen, Åse Gilje. UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies: Practices and Policies. Ubiquity Press, 2011. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bbn
    Østensen, Å. (2011). UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies: Practices and Policies. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bbn
    Østensen, Åse Gilje. UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies: Practices and Policies. London: Ubiquity Press, 2011. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bbn




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    Published on Nov. 9, 2011

    Language

    English

    Pages:

    83

    ISBN
    PDF978-1-911529-30-9

    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.5334/bbn


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