African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations

The APSTA peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a final report of the new geopolitics of peace operations II initiative titled: “African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations”, which was launched by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

This NGP II final report focuses on how to improve international cooperation in peace operations in Africa. Likewise, it seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate on how the international community can best address current and emerging security challenges in Africa, and to a broader discussion on the future direction of peace operations and their scope.

The report provides insights into the following five research questions;

=> What types of conflict and what security challenges are foreseen in the next 5-10 years in the different African sub-regions and in Africa as a whole?

=> What types of peace operations will be needed to tackle such conflicts and security challenges, and in what way do the current international and regional responses need to change?

=> What kind of contribution can African states and organisations make to these future peace operations?

=> What contributions to peace operations are likely to be required from countries and organisations outside the region in the future?

=> How can coordination and cooperation be improved between the AU, African sub-regional entities, the UN, other international organisations and bilateral partners?

To download and read the report from the source, click here.

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