TIPH observers in conversations with citizens of Hebron, Palestine. (Photo: NOROBS)


Published 12. Jun 2016
NORCAP deploys experts to prevent the outburst of violent conflicts, stop ongoing conflicts and to set up and support monitoring mechanisms to prevent renewed fighting following a conflict.

The increased complexity of conflicts calls for innovative approaches to prevent a relapse into conflict, as well as initiatives to peacefully resolve them.

Countries emerging from conflict often face a critical shortage of the civilian personnel needed to establish sustainable peace. To help fill this gap, NORCAP provides observers to monitor the implementation of ceasefire and peace agreements. Our experts contribute to peace support operations and provide technical expertise where needed.

Through NOROBS (the Norwegian Standby Roster for Civilian Observers), NORCAP contributes to missions such as the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), the International Monitoring Team (IMT) in Mindanao and the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) in South Sudan.

"No guns allowed" sign in San Antonio de Curay, outside Tumaco in Colombia. (Photo: NRC/Tuva Raanes Bogsnes)

Field example

There are great expectations that a peace agreement between the government of Colombia and FARC will be signed in 2016, ending 50 years of violent conflict. NORCAP supports the peace process by providing expert personnel to the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Colombia.

NORCAP has an instrumental role in the coordination of UN agencies and government stakeholders leading up to the signing of the peace agreement, and play an important role in the efforts to ensure a comprehensive UN response to post-conflict peacebuilding.