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Reform of the EU Common Situation Center

The most important EU institution dealing with intelligence, which is closest in its operation to the imaginary EU Intelligence Service, is the Joint Situation Center (SitCen). With the establishment of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on 1 December 2010, there was a relatively fundamental institutional and functional reform of the EU's external action, which also significantly affected SitCen. This work aims to describe and analyze the implications of this reform for SitCen and for intelligence cooperation within the EU as such.

The concept of military crisis management in the EU: EUFOR RD Congo

This work aims to illustrate and subsequently analyze the concept of military crisis management in the EU in the case of the military operation EUFOR RD Congo, which took place in 2006. It goes without saying that one operation is by no means a sufficiently representative sample for a comprehensive assessment of EU military crisis management. Therefore, the work will focus mainly on the partial evaluation of problematic factors, which are unfortunately a common common denominator of EU peace support operations and thus limit the " performance " of the EU as a global security actor.

The role of UNRWA in the Middle East

Introduction The United Nations is establishing countless humanitarian, peace, cultural and other organizations and agencies around the world to monitor or actively engage in improving conditions in the region. One such agency is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, whose mission is to provide assistance to Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, defend their interests and work to improve their lives.

The role of UNRWA in the Middle East

1 The origin and development of the Palestinian refugee problem In order to understand and contextualize the Palestinian refugee issue, it is necessary to mention the historical causes of the whole conflict. This chapter lists the individual periods that were important in this issue. In addition to major turning points, such as the creation of the state of Israel and the Six Day War, to which this chapter defines the most space due to the largest refugee waves in these periods, there is also talk of conflicts between Jews and Arabs in general. The facts about the events following the Six-Day War, such as the black September 1970, the invasion of Lebanon, the Arab intifada and the situation in Israel and Palestine in the 21st century, are also briefly mentioned.

The role of UNRWA in the Middle East

2 Establishment and function of UNRWA The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established in 1949 by the United Nations to assist Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. He has been active since 1950 and is working with local governments to improve the situation of Palestinian refugees in health care, education, infrastructure, etc. He works mainly in refugee camps in Israel's neighboring countries - Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. and the Gaza Strip.

The role of UNRWA in the Middle East

3 UNRWA's operations UNRWA operates in a total of five states, including the internal territory of the Palestinian Authority - the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. Each territory has its own specifics, so UNRWA's assistance differs from the needs of refugees there. This chapter characterizes these areas and provides basic information on the Agency's activities.

The role of UNRWA in the Middle East

4 The benefits of UNRWA programs The main goal of UNRWA is to positively change the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. Therefore, this chapter looks at the successes already achieved in six different programs: education, health, supportive social services, small loans, maintenance of refugee camps and infrastructure, and most recently emergency projects.

The role of UNRWA in the Middle East

5 Negative aspects of UNRWA's work So far, this work has focused on the positive effects of UNRWA and its successes. However, the negative aspects of the Agency's activities in the Middle East and its unfortunate consequences for the Palestinian population itself, as well as for the Western nations and the international community, which strongly support the Agency's activities, cannot be overlooked. This chapter evaluates the negatives and tries to present them clearly in individual subchapters. The information was drawn mainly from media sources, newspaper articles, statements of individual political leaders and critics of Middle Eastern politics.

The role of UNRWA in the Middle East

Conclusion The situation in the Middle East worsened considerably in 1948 at the time of the proclamation of the state of Israel. As a result of this event, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced to leave their homes and relocate to the surrounding areas, gaining the status of political refugees and refugees. The international community (in the form of the UN) responded promptly to this situation by setting up the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which aimed to stabilize the difficult living situation of these refugees.

The role of UNRWA in the Middle East

The United Nations establishes countless humanitarian, peace, cultural and other organizations and agencies around the world in order to monitor or directly actively work to improve conditions in the chosen area. One such agency is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, whose mission is to provide assistance to Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, defend their interests and work to improve their lives.

UN and Rwanda Genocide

Introduction The security of international relations was disrupted by three global conflicts during the 20th century. The First and Second World Wars were followed by a bipolar confrontation between the USSR and the USA - the so-called Cold War. Today, these global conflicts have been replaced by problems of an internal nature located in demarcated areas. Unfortunately, Rwanda is not the only case of such conflicts, others are, for example, Darfur, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Kosovo in Europe and the Caucasus region.

UN and Rwanda Genocide

1. History of the conflict in Rwanda Rwanda is a small inland state in Central Africa, also known as the Land of Thousands of Hills. This densely populated country in Africa, with a total population of 10.5 million, borders Uganda in the north, Burundi in the south, Congo in the west and Tanzania in the east. The population of Rwanda is divided into three ethnic groups - Hutus, Tutsis and Twa. The Hutus have always been the majority group and before the genocide they made up 89% of the population. A minority of Tutsis accounted for 10% and members of the Twa tribe for 1%.

UN and Rwanda Genocide

2. The UN as an actor in international relations The most respected and influential actor on international security is undoubtedly the United Nations, which was created by the will of the founding states, which delegated some powers to it and thus gave it international subjectivity without which it could not perform its functions; meet the set objectives.

UN and Rwanda Genocide

3. The crime of genocide in international law Genocide is an extreme type of ethnic cleansing. It is a systematic extermination of the masses of the population on the basis of their affiliation to a certain group - national, religious, political, ethnic, cultural or other.

UN and Rwanda Genocide

4. UN measures and their effectiveness Genocide is not an outbreak of spontaneous violence, but above all a well-planned action. The executor is not the crowd, but an organized force; most often a political party or army. In Rwanda, it was President Habyarimana's MRND party and the Akazu informal group.

UN and Rwanda Genocide

The security of international relations was disrupted by three global conflicts during the 20th century. The First and Second World Wars were followed by a bipolar confrontation between the USSR and the USA - the so-called Cold War. Today, these global conflicts have been replaced by problems of an internal nature located in demarcated areas. Unfortunately, Rwanda is not the only case of such conflicts, others are, for example, Darfur, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Kosovo in Europe and the Caucasus region.

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