African Union peacekeepers don berets in blue U.N. colors after removing their green African Union berets, in a ceremony outside the North Darfur capital of El Fasher, as the United Nations took partial control of the AU's peacekeeping mission in Darfur.
"The United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur: Implications and Prospects for Success"
Journal Article, African Security Review, volume 16, issue 4, pages 66-79
December 1, 2007
Author: Sarah Kreps, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2007–2008
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security
With the security situation in Darfur remaining grim, the international community passed United Nations Security Resolution 1769 that authorised a more robust peacekeeping force. This article addresses the security concerns motivating the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), highlights the mandate and implications of the force, and compares the potential command and control issues to the experiences of the Somalia intervention in the 1990s. It closes by analysing the prospects for success of the intervention and offering some limited recommendations on ways to mitigate the risks associated with the peacekeeping effort.
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