Chicago Journal of International Law


This paper is divided into five sections. Section I provides a brief overview of the UN's historical experience in nation-building. Section II examines key UN inputs into nation-building operations, such as levels of military and police, duration, timing of elections, and economic assistance. Section III examines such outcomes as the ability to achieve peace and democracy. Section IV outlines key UN reforms to improve its ability to conduct nation-building missions. Section V concludes with implications for future UN missions.