3 January 2016

Revising the UN Peacekeeping Mandate in South Sudan Maintaining Focus on the Protection of Civilians

December 2015
This report explains why the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has struggled to protect civilians from political violence. It appears one major problem has been UNMISS’ shifting mandates. The revised and expansive one it received after the outbreak of civil war in December 2013 was followed by a narrower mandate in May 2014 (Resolution 2155). Now there are further revisions pending under Resolution 2241. To ensure the instability caused by such shifts doesn’t worsen, the report’s authors close by offering recommendations on how to manage the mandate process and ensure the ongoing viability of the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

© 2015 The Stimson Center and The Australian Strategic Policy Institute


English (PDF · 36 pages · 862 KB)

Author: Lisa Sharland, Aditi Gorur

Series: ASPI Publications

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