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 Although millions are mobilizing behind specific campaigns of resistance, civil society and NGO networks have yet to develop inter-sectoral cooperation (and joint campaigns) to address serious global challenges. Although millions are mobilizing behind specific campaigns of resistance, civil society and NGO networks have yet to develop inter-sectoral cooperation (and joint campaigns) to address serious global challenges.
  
-The lack of a transnational advocacy network (TAN) remains a problem. With neither government nor foundation support, the research and educational outreach efforts of WFM-C have been limited since 2004 to a mostly ​volunteer effort. ​+The lack of a transnational advocacy network (TAN) remains a problem. With neither government nor foundation support, the research and educational outreach efforts of WFM-C have been limited since 2004 to an all-volunteer effort. ​
  
 The support of the UK Labour Party prompted challenges from where least expected. The Oxford Research Group (ORG) was at the forefront.((Richard Reeve, “UN Peacekeeping and the 2017 Election”,​ Oxford Research Group, May 17, 2017. Available: https://​www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/​un-peacekeeping-and-the-2017-election)) Richard Gowan berated the idea and its political proponents.((See Richard Gowan, ​ “In the U.K. Elections, a Post-Brexit Internationalist Vision Comes Into Focus”, //World Politics Review//, June 5, 2017.  In Gowan’s words, “Labour offers to back a ‘U.N. Emergency Peace Service,’ which sounds very much like a standing international army. This is the sort of concept that you only promise to back if you write a manifesto believing you have no chance of victory."​ https://​www.worldpoliticsreview.com/​articles/​22350/​in-the-u-k-elections-a-post-brexit-internationalist-vision-comes-into-focus)) A GAPW affiliate wrote about the '​demise'​ of the UNEPS initiative, citing the absence of a TAN.((Annie Herro, “The Quest for a United Nations Standing Army”, Oxford Research Group, March 22, 2018. As Dr. Herro writes, “I have studied the role that a transnational advocacy network has played in contributing to the demise of the most recent proposal for a UN standing force — the UN Emergency Peace Service proposal — yet similar findings could be applied to previous proposals. ”https://​www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/​Blog/​the-quest-for-a-united-nations-standing-army)) ORG's senior fellow, Paul Rogers, proposed a compromise: a UN Standing Force, composed of national militaries, with UK forces in a lead role.((Paul Rogers, “Sustainable Security: Global Ideas for a Greater Britain”, Oxford Research Group, June 29, 2018. https://​www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/​sustainable-security-global-ideas-for-a-greater-britain))  ​ The support of the UK Labour Party prompted challenges from where least expected. The Oxford Research Group (ORG) was at the forefront.((Richard Reeve, “UN Peacekeeping and the 2017 Election”,​ Oxford Research Group, May 17, 2017. Available: https://​www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/​un-peacekeeping-and-the-2017-election)) Richard Gowan berated the idea and its political proponents.((See Richard Gowan, ​ “In the U.K. Elections, a Post-Brexit Internationalist Vision Comes Into Focus”, //World Politics Review//, June 5, 2017.  In Gowan’s words, “Labour offers to back a ‘U.N. Emergency Peace Service,’ which sounds very much like a standing international army. This is the sort of concept that you only promise to back if you write a manifesto believing you have no chance of victory."​ https://​www.worldpoliticsreview.com/​articles/​22350/​in-the-u-k-elections-a-post-brexit-internationalist-vision-comes-into-focus)) A GAPW affiliate wrote about the '​demise'​ of the UNEPS initiative, citing the absence of a TAN.((Annie Herro, “The Quest for a United Nations Standing Army”, Oxford Research Group, March 22, 2018. As Dr. Herro writes, “I have studied the role that a transnational advocacy network has played in contributing to the demise of the most recent proposal for a UN standing force — the UN Emergency Peace Service proposal — yet similar findings could be applied to previous proposals. ”https://​www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/​Blog/​the-quest-for-a-united-nations-standing-army)) ORG's senior fellow, Paul Rogers, proposed a compromise: a UN Standing Force, composed of national militaries, with UK forces in a lead role.((Paul Rogers, “Sustainable Security: Global Ideas for a Greater Britain”, Oxford Research Group, June 29, 2018. https://​www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/​sustainable-security-global-ideas-for-a-greater-britain))  ​
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 Fifth, as noted in a 2012 publication of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (foundation),​ "to attract a broad-based constituency of support, the UNEPS initiative needs to expand into a more formal network of civil society organizations,​ academic institutions and inclined member states. It is time to encourage global centers for UNEPS research and educational outreach."​((Langille,​ “Preparing for a UN Emergency Peace Service”, FES Perspective Paper, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New York, August 2012. http://​library.fes.de/​pdf-files/​iez/​09282.pdf)) ​ Fifth, as noted in a 2012 publication of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (foundation),​ "to attract a broad-based constituency of support, the UNEPS initiative needs to expand into a more formal network of civil society organizations,​ academic institutions and inclined member states. It is time to encourage global centers for UNEPS research and educational outreach."​((Langille,​ “Preparing for a UN Emergency Peace Service”, FES Perspective Paper, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New York, August 2012. http://​library.fes.de/​pdf-files/​iez/​09282.pdf)) ​
  
-Sixth, the UNEPS initiative needs a plethora of publications world-wide. As noted, "the UNEPS proposal requires further elaboration in a blueprint. An in-depth study is needed to provide details into the various requirements at the political, strategic, operational and tactical levels. A review by a panel of independent experts would also be helpful to clarify the potential costs, benefits, options and optimal approach."​((ibid))+Sixth, the UNEPS initiative needs a plethora of publications world-wide. As noted, "the UNEPS proposal requires further elaboration in a blueprint. An in-depth study is needed to provide details into the various requirements at the political, strategic, operational and tactical levels. A review by a panel of independent experts would also be helpful to clarify the potential costs, benefits, options and optimal approach."​((ibid.))
  
 A UNEPS is no panacea, but just one step toward a global peace system. With modest support, this option could make a world of difference. As William R. Frye noted, “that which is radical one year can become conservative and accepted the next.”((William R. Frye, //A United Nations Peace Force//, (New York: Oceana Publications,​ 1957).)) A UNEPS is no panacea, but just one step toward a global peace system. With modest support, this option could make a world of difference. As William R. Frye noted, “that which is radical one year can become conservative and accepted the next.”((William R. Frye, //A United Nations Peace Force//, (New York: Oceana Publications,​ 1957).))
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