AU and UN Cooperation in Peace Operations in the Central African Republic

There is a long history of stewardship for successive conflicts in CAR that has alternated between the international community and the region. The African Union, regional economic communities (RECs), and regional leaders have played important roles during the many initiatives aimed at resolving conflict in CAR. This brief provides an overview of the UN-AU relationship, focusing on each organization’s comparative advantages and highlighting areas for improvement. It further summarizes key lessons learned from AU-UN cooperation and regional interventions in the Central African Republic over the past several years.

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