AU-UN Cooperation

These Kujenga Amani essays represent a range of critical perspectives on how to advance cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations in ways that effectively address the peace, security, and development challenges faced by Africa.

AU-UN Cooperation | November 19, 2012

AU Plays, UN Pays: The New Normal in AU-UN Security Cooperation

In the momentous Security Council debate that took place in January 2012 on cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations, the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, rebuked African members on the Council for suggesting that it formally mandate the African Union (AU) to take the lead role in maintaining peace and security […]

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Darfur Peacekeeping - UNAMID Patrol in IDP Camp.
AU-UN Cooperation | November 19, 2012

AU-UN Synergy: Envisioning Credible Ownership of African Peace and Security Architecture?

At the heart of African peace and security architecture (APSA) is the aspiration for enhanced African autonomy, often referred to as the “African solutions to African problems” agenda. When the AU commissioner for peace and security addressed the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) in January 2012, he identified the primary element in strengthening the […]

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Reforming Africa’s security forces
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