File Name: un peacekeeping in africa effectiveness and problems .zip
While UN peacekeeping operations are in most cases confronted with a multitude of intertwined problems, this seems to be even worse in Africa. Operations on African soil have to react more than averagely to inter- as well as intrastate conflicts based upon ethnic tension, to conflicts starting from extreme poverty or the abuse of natural resources, and to situations in which governments are failing to do what governments should do.
UN blue helmets have in many cases been an effective multilateral instrument for fostering war-to-peace transitions. But especially in Africa, where the majority of missions are deployed, peace operations suffer from a number of problems, including an underfunded region-wide African security architecture. These shortcomings severely restrict peacekeeping missions from fully realising their peacebuilding potential in Africa. Our research shows that UN peacekeeping missions are better able to protect civilians when well-trained and well-equipped troops participate in blue-helmet missions. But it is particularly those countries with highly qualified troops, such as European or North American countries, which are reluctant to participate.
Africa had been colonised by the great European powers for over years. From the 16th century, it provided the growing industrialised continents of Europe and North America, with millions of young people, captured against their will as slaves to work in the plantations of the Northern hemisphere. Between and , approximately 4 million African slaves were shipped to Island plantations in the Indian Ocean, 8 million to Mediterranean countries and 11 million to the new world. It was this slavery - this mass importation of slaves from the continent of Africa - that fuelled the growing economies of what are now the richest and most powerful countries in the world. Africans realized that only through unity among themselves could they salvage themselves. That is why African unity remains a sine qua non for the creation of a better life for all in Africa. Our march to freedom lasted for over four centuries and entailed the defeat of colonialism and imperialism.
Since , the UN has helped end conflicts and foster reconciliation by conducting successful peacekeeping operations in dozens of countries, including Cambodia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mozambique, Namibia and Tajikistan. By providing basic security guarantees and responding to crises, these UN operations have supported political transitions and helped buttress fragile new state institutions. They have helped countries to close the chapter of conflict and open a path to normal development, even if major peacebuilding challenges remain. In other instances, however, UN peacekeeping — and the response by the international community as a whole — have been challenged and found wanting, for instance in Somalia, Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia in the early s. These setbacks provided important lessons for the international community when deciding how and when to deploy and support UN peacekeeping as a tool to restore and maintain international peace and security. As past experience shows, there are several factors that are essential for a successful peacekeeping operation.
As the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres releases his new Peacebuilding and sustaining peace report , Larry Attree argues that the UN must boldly address five big challenges constraining its peace efforts. In recent years, the United Nations UN has engaged in a series of processes to strengthen its ability to perform its core function — to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. The list is long — yet we live in a profoundly insecure world where national, rather than human security priorities dominate the global narrative. So can the UN be effective in sustaining peace and prevention today? Indeed it can — but to get there we need to be honest about the biggest challenges the UN is facing, and think boldly about how to confront them. UN peace efforts face five big challenges today :. Here are six suggestions:.
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One of the key issues facing Antonio Guterres, the UN's newly installed secretary-general, will be to address critical failures in African peacekeeping operations. With this is mind, he will surely be asking himself whether the vast organisation he is now leading needs to chart a different course. A new report by the Geneva-based research group Small Arms Survey has accused the UN's mission in South Sudan Unmiss of lacking neutrality by giving arms to rebels in the town of Bentiu in
Paul D. The relationship between the United Nations UN and the African Union AU has at times been characterized by considerable conflict, mistrust, and tension, often hindering the predictability and conduct of effective peace operations. This article analyses the challenges facing UN—AU cooperation on peace and security issues and examines their partnerships in various peace operations.
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