Peacekeeping in the Horn of Africa

Author(s): Jeremy Astill-Brown
Date of publication: 22/09/2009
Synopsis: The paper will argue that despite a plethora of debates and resolutions on
countries of the Horn of Africa leading to many interventions and missions, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) have not been successful in promoting a sustainable peace capable of delivering human security for the residents of the region. In part this failure can be attributed to the inability of each mission to integrate with others; competing perceptions of the “threat” driving uneven interventions some of which have such a narrow focus as to risk making the wider security context worse; and the lack of genuine pan Horn of Africa, cross institutional analysis and action by the UNSC and the AUPSC. The paper will propose that only fully integrated mission planning against a backdrop of consensus between the UNSC and the AUPSC leading to coordinated action can set the conditions where peace and security leading to improved human security across the region may be possible.

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file:20090922-iag-peacekeeping-in-the-horn-of-africa-final/20090922-IAG-Peacekeeping-in-the-Horn-of-Africa-Final.pdf
file:20091122-iag-peacekeeping-in-the-horn-of-africa/20091122-IAG-Peacekeeping-in-the-Horn-of-Africa.pptx
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