Written: 2020 | Published: November 04, 2023 | Stimson Center, Adam Day

Peacekeeping without a partner – a review of UNAMID’s political strategy in Darfur

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the political strategy employed by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) during its deployment in the region. The document examines the challenges faced by UNAMID, including the complex political landscape, the ongoing violence and insecurity, and the difficulties of coordinating with local actors. It also explores how UNAMID’s political strategy evolved over time, with a focus on the use of benchmarks and regular reporting to guide the mission’s approach. Finally, the document draws lessons from UNAMID’s experience in Darfur, highlighting the importance of flexibility, adaptability, and local ownership in peacekeeping operations.


This report was originally published by thhe Stimson Center.

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