Despite well-publicized and often unacceptable failures, proposed budget cuts by the United States would undo what good has been done to make UN peacekeepers better able to protect vulnerable civilians.
United Nations peacekeeping troops often take the blame for mission failures, but a recent op-ed by Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)’s Peacekeeping Advisor Lauren Spink argues that the UN Security Council and Secretariat must share in accountability for peacekeeping operation failures and enact meaningful reform to support field operations.
‘The Primacy of Protection’ Delivering on the MINUSCA Mandate in the Central African Republic Civilians in the Central African Republic…Details
When violence broke out in July in Juba, South Sudan, the UN mission there, along with thousands of civilians, was caught in the crossfire.
Since mid-2015, CIVIC’s Africa program has grown from one person in Washington to five people based in the US, Nigeria,…