How the UN Can Strengthen its Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic Amid a Changed Conflict

By Viola Giuliano and Josh Jorgensen The United Nations Security Council in the coming weeks will be negotiating a new mandate for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) – known by its acronym MINUSCA. Since the Security Council adopted the Mission’s current mandate last November, a new armed rebellion has plunged the country into…

What Does MINUSMA’s Revised Mandate Mean for the Protection of Civilians in Mali? Part 2: A More Detailed Approach to Mitigating Civilian Harm

Part 1 of our analysis discussed how MINUSMA’s new mandate affords greater priority to the protection of civilians. The piece also stressed that Member States must ensure the Mission has the necessary resources to achieve its expanded list of tasks. But prioritizing the protection of civilians (POC) and adding a second strategic priority are not the…

What Does MINUSMA’s Revised Mandate Mean for the Protection of Civilians in Mali? Part 1: Prioritizing Protection

On June 28, the UN Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for another year with the adoption of Resolution 2480. The creation of a second strategic priority that directs the Mission to facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive, politically-led Malian strategy in central Mali is undoubtedly…