What is the impact of the UN missions in Mali and South Sudan?

Wed 29 May 2019
Time: 09:30 Location: NUPI Language: English Available seats: 25
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On the occasion of the International Day of Peacekeeping, NUPI has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar with a focus on the effectiveness of the UN missions in Mali and South Sudan.

Peacekeeping is one of the most prominent tools available to the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security. The former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, referred to peacekeeping as the flagship enterprise of the UN.However, a mixed record of successes and failures, an unprecedented high number of fatalities, and new threats like violent extremism have raised questions as to whether UN peacekeeping is still fit for purpose. The UN and other international organizations conducting peace operations, including the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), are therefore under increasing pressure to justify the effectiveness and impact of their engagement.At this seminar, we will turn our attention to the effectiveness of the UN missions in Mali (MINUSMA) and South Sudan (UNMISS). Researchers from the Effectiveness of Peace Operations (EPON) research network will present findings from their research into these two operations. Each presentation will be followed by a panel, consisting of a representative from the UN missions as well as a representative from a local civil society organisations from the country.

PROGRAM:

09:30         

Welcome and briefing on EPON, Cedric de Coning, NUPI

09:45

An Assessment of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Adam Day, UN University

10:00

Panel on South Sudan

Brig.Gen. Wang Chuanjin, Commander, Sector West, UNMISS

Zacharia Diing Akol, The Sudd Institute

Adam Day, UN University

Moderator: Kari Osland, NUPI

10:45

Coffee break

11:00

An Assessment of the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Jair van der Lijn, SIPRI

11:15

Panel on Mali

Natasja Rupesinghe, Research Fellow, NUPI

Jair van der Lijn, SIPRI

Sharon Wiharta, Peace Operations Specialist, Challenges Forum

Moderator: Kari Osland, NUPI

The Executive Summary of the EPON report on the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is available here:

The EPON report on the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is available here:

NUPI has received funding from the Norwegian Research Council and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support EPON and its research, including via the UN Peace Operations project (UNPOP) and the Training for Peace (TfP) programme.The seminar will be live streamed on NUPI's YouTube channel: