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UN Peacekeeping Missions in Africa, a Conundrum or Opportunity: A Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic January DOI: // U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recommended extending the mandate of a peacekeeping mission in the disputed territory of Western Sahara for a year, warning that the conflict there was in danger of reigniting, according to a new report. “The risk of a rupture of the ceasefire and a resumption of hostilities, with its attendant danger [ ] The United Nations Security Council renewed for another year the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara but failed to accept African Union recommendations for changes to the force’s mandate. The nation council unanimously adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution extending the mandate for the Western Sahara mission, known as MINURSO, United Nations - United Nations - Peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace building: International armed forces were first used in to observe cease-fires in Kashmir and Palestine. Although not specifically mentioned in the UN Charter, the use of such forces as a buffer between warring parties pending troop withdrawals and negotiations—a practice known as peacekeeping—was formalized in
To understand why requires considering each of these three stages and how the expectations of peacekeeping have changed. All three stages are represented in the current 14 U.N. peacekeeping missions, which employ nearly , soldiers, police and civilians at an annual cost of almost $7 Acronym mission n Ame stArt DAte enD DAte UNPREDEP United Nations Preventive Deployment Force March February UNMIBH United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina December December UNTAES United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium It should be noted that many UN missions in both the Mideast (Iraq and Lebanon) as well as Africa (Libya, Mali, Somalia, (North) Sudan, and Western Sahara) are based in Muslim-majority areas and often had among the largest representations of women among peacekeepers deployed, reflecting the need for same-gender peacekeepers to communicate with Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory on the northwest coast of Africa bordered by Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria. After Spain withdrew from its former colony of Spanish Sahara in , Morocco annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara and claimed the rest of the territory in , following Mauritania's ://
We work alongside UN Police and civilian colleagues to promote stability, security, and peace processes; we protect personnel and property; we work with local communities, and security forces promote lasting peace. In many missions, protection of civilians is at the heart of our mandate. Blue Helmets are protecting populations against threats and contributing to a secure The United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year award was established in to recognize the exceptional contributions of women police officers to The Western states have bee n reluctant to send military forces to Africa in particular, preferring to assist the development of African capabilities, though As you know, currently, roughly half of all U.N. peacekeeping operations are in Africa, comprising o peacekeepers, thus approximately three-quarters of the people, the blue helmets, are