REGISTER NOW: Prioritizing Protection of Civilians and Inclusive National Ownership in Peacekeeping Transitions

  REGISTER NOW  The Permanent Missions of Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands, and Bangladesh, to the United Nations, with Center for Civilians in Conflict, the United Nations Transitions Team, the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Civil Society representatives are pleased to invite you to a POC Week 2022 virtual expert-level roundtable on: …

Ugandan and Congolese Troops Are Conducting Joint Operations: What Could that Mean for MONUSCO?

By Daniel Levine-Spound  On November 30, 2021, the Congolese army (FARDC) and the Ugandan military (UPDF) launched joint operations in the Beni territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group that originated in Uganda but has operated in eastern Congo since the mid-nineties and is responsible for…

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…

New Report by the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (C-34) Advances and Limits the Protection of Civilians

By Josh Jorgensen and Alison Giffen   Last week, the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (referred to as the C-34 and comprised of peacekeeping troop, police, and financial contributors) released their annual report. New language on the protection of civilians (POC), including on early warning, civilian harm mitigation, training, and community engagement helps align…