Written: 2019 | Published: February 18, 2021 | Daniel Forti

Navigating crisis and opportunity: The peacekeeping transition in Darfur

In the face of evolving security dynamics and geopolitical pressures, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the UN Security Council initiated the withdrawal of the AU-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in 2017. This transition is a uniquely complex undertaking. This is in part because UNAMID is a hybrid peacekeeping operation, is not integrated with the UN country team (UNCT) headquartered in Khartoum, and has historically had weak support from the government.

This report was originally published by the International Peace Institute. 

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