Babatunde Michael Ajayi, Abimbola Mary Bankole


Globally, ethnic conflicts and divisions continue to seriously threaten peace and security. These conflicts frequently have long-lasting effects on societies, causing violence, displacement, and economic disruption. The international community has created several organizations dedicated to promoting security and peace in areas that are ethnically divided to address these challenges. This paper seeks to examine the function of international organizations in this area, with an emphasis on their approaches, achievements, and difficulties. The paper examines the various conflict resolution, peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding strategies employed by international organizations. It also discusses the factors that influence the success or failure of these strategies, such as collaboration between international organizations and other actors, resource availability, and the desire of disputing parties to engage in dialogue. The paper will adopt a qualitative research methodology using a review of literature, and an analysis of case studies, to provide insights into this critical issue. This paper concludes by advocating that international organizations emphasize efforts to avert conflicts, help regional peacebuilding programmes, and improve relationships with other field actors. Through these acts, international groups can contribute to developing a more tolerant and peaceful world.


Peace, Peacebuilding, Security, International organizations, Conflict Resolution.

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