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Westcourt iCentre: Modern History - Peacekeeping

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The Search for Peace and Security

The search for world peace has evolved since 1945 and the end of World War 2. Many threats continue to plague nations including border disputes, refugee movements and global terrorism.   In this unit we look at peace movements with particular reference to objectives, methods and influence. 

United Nations

The United Nations was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. A delegation of signatories from around the world met in San Francisco on June 26, 1945  to develop a charter.

The organisation exits to : to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

LINK to UN Charter

All you need to know about the United Nations

Global Terrorism

Rwandan Genocide

Humanitarian Intervention and the Rwandan Genocide by D.R.L. Ludlow

Uncovering Rwanda's Secrets by Nick McKenzie  
Responding to Rwanda  
Leave None to Tell the Story - Human Rights Watch    
Rwanda - the 11 year coverup - New African, 2005    
Rwanda and the Truth Commission    
Highlights from Michael Hourigan's Testimony - Global Research    

Michael Hourigan (1958-2013) was the UN investigator whom Chief Prosecutor mandated to investigate the shooting down of the presidential plane. When Michael Hourigan and his team established beyond doubt that Paul Kagame and the RPF, who now rule Rwanda, ordered and carried out that assassination, the investigation was quashed.. Tthe late Michael Hourigan, who courageously revealed the truth regarding the Rwanda genocide.

These databases are accessible from school and home



The State Library of Queensland provides 24/7 access to  journals, databases, newspapers, manuscripts, videos, images, sound recordings and more via One Search


Lawyer, Human-Rights Advocate, Investigator


Lawyer, currently the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for International Migration


French magistrate


Canadian Lieutenant General, United National Assistant Mission for Rwanda

Author of, 'Shake Hands with the Devil'

Video Resources

Clickview Peacekeeping Folder