- The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
- About the Editors
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: The United Nations and Peacekeeping
- Trends in Peace Operations, 1947–2013
- Peacekeeping and International Law
- The United Nations’ Inter-organizational Relations in Peacekeeping
- Peace Operations and Humanitarian Interventions
- Evaluating Peace Operations
- Introduction: Peacekeeping in the Twenty-First Century: 1999–2013
- United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
- United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL)
- United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
- United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC)
- United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
- United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET)
- United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
- United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)
- United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
- United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB)
- United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)
- United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)
- Expanded United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL II)
- African Union–United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
- United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad I and II (MINURCAT I and II)
- United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
- United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)
- United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)
- United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS)
- United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter focuses on the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), a peacekeeping mission created by the UN Security Council in June 2011 to monitor the ceasefire in, and the demilitarization of, Abyei. After providing an overview of the civil war in Sudan and the conflict between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) over Abyei, the chapter outlines UNISFA’s mandate and evaluates its operational achievements and limitations, particularly in terms of implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed by the government of Sudan and the SPLM/A, protection of civilians, and delivery of humanitarian aid.
Holger Osterrieder is an advisor at the European External Action Service on mediation, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. He has a long-standing career as a diplomat, including as Germany's Deputy Ambassador in Mali, and with the United Nations. He studied at the ENA, the Sorbonne, Cambridge University and Oxford University. He teaches classes for master and bachelor students at Passau University and also works as an expert and trainer on negotiations.
Johannes Lehne is Leader of the Sudan / South Sudan team at the German Foreign Office. He was Deputy Head of Mission in the German Embassy in Sudan (1999-2002).
Vladimir Kmec is a Peterhouse Postgraduate Scholar in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include the United Nations, the CSDP of the EU, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, migration, religion and identity politics. He teaches on international relations and ethics in world affairs at Cambridge University. He has professional experience as a consultant with the United Nations and international NGOs.
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