Peace Missions in Africa: Constraints, Challenges and Opportunities

This is a preliminary report of a process of consultation and research to inform the AU Commission concerning the current standing of peace missions and strategic priorities for reform. The report deals with political missions (mediation and high-level panels) and peace support operations, in the context of an analysis of the nature of contemporary conflict in Africa. The report raises questions that the AUC may seek to raise in its engagement with stakeholders, including the United Nations High-Level Panel reviewing peace operations.

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