Sofía Sebastián and Aditi Gorur
A fundamental principle of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping is that missions deploy only with the consent of the main parties to a conflict, including the host-state government. In practice, however, the absence of genuine host-state consent represents one of the greatest threats to the success of modern peacekeeping missions.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ much anticipated Report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace was recently released, in the lead-up to the U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace to be held April 24-25 2018 in New York, in accordance with the U.N.
The Central African Republic (CAR) is currently experiencing an increase in violence against civilians and a slide toward instability, while attempts to find a solution through a political process have stalled. Despite efforts to strengthen state authority outside Bangui, the state is not present in most of the country, and Central Africans do not trust their government to represent them or the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) to protect them.
Enhancing the U.N.’s Ability to Prevent and Respond to Mass Human Suffering and to Ensure the Safety and Security of Its Personnel
Haidi Scarlet Willmot | Aug 30, 2017
By Katherine Bloomfield
The protection of civilians in conflict remains a vital concern for the international community. South Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and other war-torn states have garnered international attention due in large part to the massive attacks on their civilian populations. However, it is not only bombshells and bullets that harm civilians during war. In Gaza, a tiny but densely populated seaside strip of the Palestinian Territories, the most recent threat is taking the form of basic resource manipulation, impacting two million Palestinian civilians.