Plan of Action to enhance EU CSDP support to UN peacekeeping
The Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CPMD) suggests how the EEAS can "enhance" UN peacekeeping missions.
This document explains how the EU is aiming at being involved in civilian police operations and military deployments in support of UN missions including the taking over of UN operations once they have met their objectives. This effectively puts the UN at the EU's disposal if the EU can effectivley lobby UN members into launching Right to Protect (R2P) operations it will be getting an international mandate for its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
48. The foregoing modalities should envisage the following types of deployment:
a) Bridging - EU autonomous military deployment ahead of a UN operation;
b) Co-deployment - EU autonomous military deployment in parallel to a UN
c) Takeover - EU autonomous military deployment taking over a UN operation.
49. Those modalities should cover all aspects related to the planning of this kind of
operation, including strategic direction and political control, operational issues, chain of
command, personnel, logistics, financial aspects, security, intelligence and others as
50. Those modalities should set out clear arrangements for the mutual use of resources by
the EU and UN. It should include Technical Arrangements or other forms of legally
binding instruments to establish clear conditions as regards e.g. the reciprocal use of
capabilities, including modalities for dispute settlement between the two organisations.
51. Those modalities should draw on lessons from previous experiences (see examples
above). In close consultation with the UN and taking account of lessons learned from
past missions, operational scenarios could be identified where the EU might
autonomously deploy its military capabilities in support of a UN operation.
52. It is estimated that this action could be implemented within one year from the approval
of this Plan of Action.