The new challenges to prevent, manage and find profitable exit-out solutions from contemporary civil conflicts have called on the International community and the United Nations (UN) system to provide for a renewed promotion of global peace and security for all peoples. Primary attention in this chapter is firstly put on exploring the new UN vision to cope with critical challenges descending from complex preventive, contextual and post-conflict situations and to improve local knowledge to deal with root causes of conflict towards permanent positive peace and development opportunities. Secondly, the relevance of the internal pattern of self-determination is explored. In the last part of the chapter an alternative reading of the set of peace agreement models that entered into force from 2000 to 2018 is proposed to investigate the feasibility of hybrid self-determination and its ability to strengthen the internal component of this principle as a core target of the post-conflict sustaining peace process promoted and guided under UN leadership.
Carletti, C. (2020). Sustaining Peace and Internal Self-Determination in the UN Perspective. In JAKOB R. AVGUSTIN (a cura di), The United Nations Friend or Foe of Self-Determination? (pp. 47-69). Bristol : E-International Relations.