View on Africa: from talk to action on peace and security at the UN


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The UN has come under scrutiny in the past year. Three peace and security reviews were conducted on peace operations, peacebuilding, and women, peace and security. On 11 and 12 May, the General Assembly debated the findings of these reviews and hoped to harness existing support for improving UN responses.

But how will this work in practice? Will member states provide the necessary political support? And what is the role of regional bodies? 

This View on Africa will be presented by Gustavo de Carvalho, a senior researcher at the ISS who was in New York to participate in the debates. He will discuss responses to the reviews and how to make the UN more effective.

About View on Africa

Do you want to know what's happening in Africa, where it's happening and what it means for the continent's many actors?

Join the ISS View on Africa weekly briefing every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT. ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by discussions among participants.

How to get your weekly View on Africa

Attend the briefing in person or online via VoiceBoxer on your computer ( To join the briefing online, simply click on the link above, follow the on-screen instructions and select your language preference.

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