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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

United Nations Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System (UNPCRS) formerly known as the United Nations Standby Arrangement System (UNSAS)

Ray Murphy

Subject(s):
Peace keeping — Armed conflict

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 To improve the response time of the United Nations (UN) , to deploy a peace operation, a system has been put in place whereby countries earmark in advance specific contributions for a potential UN peacekeeping operation. This was called the UN Standby Arrangements System (‘UNSAS’). It consisted of conditional pledges by Member States to contribute specific resources within an agreed response time and subject to restrictions. The UN Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System (‘UNPCRS’) replaced UNSAS in July 2015. The PCRS aims to establish a more predictable and...
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