SHIRBRIGStandby High Readiness Brigade
SHIRBRIGStandby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations
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(16) Indeed, the UN all but abandoned the SHIRBRIG 6 years ago, a symbolic capitulation that a quick response peacekeeping force was an unworkable ideal at the time.
Ten Years of SHIRBRIG: Lessons Learned, Development Prospects and Strategic Opportunities for Germany.
SHIRBRIG made no move toward East Timor or Sierra Leone.
Initial support by London in response to the crisis in Sierra Leone stood in stark contrast to the zero response of SHIRBRIG. Britain, however, was the former colonial power in the country and provoked international condemnation by breaking the U.N.
(18.) SHIRBRIG was established by several Western states to create a multilateral high readiness potential with a view to improving the UN's conflict management capacity.
A multinational standby high-readiness brigade for UN operations (SHIRBRIG) has been declared "available" and it has alread y been deployed to one mission.
The Multinational Standby Forces High Readiness Brigade (SHIRBRIG) for UN operations complements the UNSAS with a complete, integrated unit that has a projected response time of 15-30 days.
Although designed as a high-readiness brigade, specifically for UN rapid deployment, the SHIRBRIG has yet to demonstrate its potential.
* Participating Member States must attempt to streamline national decision-making to ensure that the SHIRBRIG, and their potential contribution to the brigade, are not delayed.
* Given the evolving nature of UN peace support operations, SHIRBRIG participants will have to re-negotiate the terms under which they may accept more demanding, "robust" operations.
* To help ensure the availability of national contingents, Governments participating in the SHIRBRIG must be encouraged to earmark units specifically for this commitment.
"SHIRBRIG: A Step Towards UN Prevention of Deadly Conflict" by Peter Langille, "Of Guns and Goods: Small Arms, Development and Human Security" by Walter Dorn, "Conflict Prevention Through UN Intervention" by Hanna Newcombe, "Games, Strategies and Human Security" by Erika Simpson, "From Disaster Relief to Sustained Human Security: Roles of International Red Cross and Red Crescent" by Ian McAllister, "A Consciousness-Based Approach to Human Security" by Rachel and David Goodman and Richard Wolfson, and "Consumerism, Human Rights and Human Security" by Sue McGregor.