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Training military and United Nations peacekeepers in the protection of children in armed conflict: The changing approach of Save the Children Sweden in training military personnel relating to developments in the United Nations child protection discourse
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main objective of this paper is to study the developments in the UN discourse on child protection in armed conflict during the period 2000-2011, and whether changes in this discourse has affected Save the Children Sweden’s approach to training military and UN peacekeepers. The developments in the UN discourse have been studied based on relevant UN resolutions and decisions, and a comparative analysis has been made of two Save the Children Sweden trainings from 2000 and 2011 respectively. The theoretical framework for analysis of the UN discourse and content of the trainings is based on the UN identified Six Grave Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict. The main findings include that in particular the UN Resolutions establishing a Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on crimes against children in armed conflict, and its demands on UN entities to monitor and report on these violations, have had an impact on Save the Children Sweden’s approach to training. The Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism and related UN Resolutions have also had an impact on the set-up of UN peacekeeping missions and their obligations and in extension ECOWAS military entities. As such the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism has had a key influence on the international discourse on child protection in armed conflict.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna uppsats är att studera utvecklingar i FN-diskursen kring skydd av barn i väpnad konflikt perioden 2000-2011, samt huruvida utvecklingen av denna diskurs har påverkat hur svenska Rädda Barnen arbetar med utbildning av militär och FN personal till fredsbevarande insatser. Utvecklingen av FN-diskursen har baserats på FN resolutioner och beslut som tagits under perioden, samt en komparativ studie av två Rädda Barnen utbildningar för militär och fredsbevarande styrkor, från respektive 2000 och 2011. Det teoretiska ramverket för analysen av förändringar inom FN-diskursen samt innehåller i utbildningarna har baserats på de av FN identifierade Six Grave Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict. Slutsatserna inkluderar att särskilt etableringen av FN’s Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on crimes against children in armed conflict, samt hur denna mekanism gör olika FN organ, samt fredsbevarande trupper, ansvar i att bevaka samt rapportera på barns rättigheter och skydd, har påverkar Rädda Barnens utbildning av militär och fredsbevarande styrkor. Monitoring och Reporting Mechanism samt relaterade FN resolutioner har även bidragit till förändringar i utformningen av FNs fredsbevarande trupper, samt i förlängningen även påverkat militära enheter under ECOWAS. Samma mekanism har alltså varit betydande i utvecklingen av den internationella diskursen kring skydd av barn i väpnad konflikt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
child protection, child rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, military training, UN peacekeeping, Save the Children
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225795OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225795DiVA: diva2:722321
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Master Programme in Human Rights
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Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-06 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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