Georgetown: With seven ongoing deployments on the African continent, U.N. Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO) play a critical role in fostering conditions for sustainable peace after conflict. U.N. peacekeepers — soldiers, military officers, police, and civilian personnel from all over the world — can assist a country in many ways, from confidence-building measures to electoral support and strengthening the rule of law.
Of the 57 completed missions across Africa since 1960, many have delivered lasting results, while others, most notably surrounding the 1994 Rwandan genocide, have struggled to achieve their objectives and are widely criticized for poor planning and mismanagement.
On February 11, Foreign Policy at Brookings will host a panel featuring Lise Howard of Georgetown University and Grace Kpohazounde of the United Nations Development Programme to discuss policy issues related to UNPKO, contemporary successes and challenges, and lessons for the future.
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