© 1996

After Rwanda

The Coordination of United Nations Humanitarian Assistance

  • Jim Whitman
  • David Pocock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Political Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. UN Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Shashi Tharoor
      Pages 19-34
    3. Juergen Dedring
      Pages 35-50
    4. Neill Wright
      Pages 51-59
  4. Intra-Community Perspectives

  5. Field Coordination of UN Humanitarian Assistance

About this book


When the United Nations sanctions a humanitarian relief operation, how can the numerous and diverse UN, Non-Governmental Organizations and military elements be coordinated? What are the practical, political and institutional considerations and impediments? What can be learned from previous experience? This is a volume of practitioner perspectives: the views of distinguished individuals from all of the concerned professions, including former Special Representatives of the Secretary-General and Force Commanders, as well as senior UN officials and representatives of the NGO community.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jim Whitman
    • 1
  • David Pocock
    • 2
  1. 1.United Nations Project, Global Security ProgrammeUniversity of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Royal Air Force, Seconded to the Global Security ProgrammeUniversity of CambridgeUK

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