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date: 29 February 2020

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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.

Keywords: peacekeeping, UN Security Council, ceasefire, demilitarization, Abyei, Ethiopia, Sudan, Comprehensive Peace Agreement

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