Blog Posts in International Institutions

Posted by Laura Heaton on Jun 12, 2012

The recent violence in eastern Congo has served to expose MONUSCO’s continuing shortfalls in implementing its civilian protection mandate—one of the central purposes of the mission. In light of the U.N. Security Council’s imminent review of MONUSCO’s record, the Enough Project today issued a set of recommendations for strengthening the ability of peacekeepers to respond in a timely way to outbreaks of violence, to save lives, and to prevent traumatizing abuses at the hands of militia fighters.

Posted by Annette LaRocco on Jun 12, 2012

Against the backdrop of a new round of talks between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa, the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C., held an event last week examining the many obstacles to peace between the two countries, with a focus on how the international community should engage. The speakers were well placed to offer tangible recommendations; in particular, it was an insightful opportunity to hear from U.S. special envoy to Sudan Ambassador Princeton Lyman about what he thinks are hampering the ongoing negotiations between Khartoum and Juba.

Posted by Laura Heaton on Jun 8, 2012

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Posted by Annette LaRocco on Jun 8, 2012

Malawi is a small, land-locked country of about 16 million people that rarely plays a large role international politics. However, under its new leadership, Malawi is taking a stand for international justice. Malawi has refused to give in to the African Union’s demands and will not welcome Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the A.U.’s annual summit, which was slated to take place in the Malawian capital of Lilongwe.

Posted by Enough Team on Jun 6, 2012

Evidence is mounting that Rwanda is supporting the new rebellion in eastern Congo, the M23, with recruits, weapons, and ammunition. The U.N., U.S., and U.K. should immediately make public their understanding of the role of Rwanda in the conflict in eastern Congo and the extent of their bilateral and multilateral relations with that country.