Mission in Eastern Africa—UNAMID
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On 5 May 2006 the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) was signed. In late August 2006 the UN Security Council (UNSC) decided to expand the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) mandate to include its deployment to Darfur (UNSC Res 1706/2006). In the following months, however, UNMIS was not able to deploy to Darfur partly due to the government of the Sudan’s steadfast opposition to an operation undertaken solely by the UN. The UN therefore had to embark on an alternative approach trying to stabilize the region through the strengthening of the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS). On 31 July 2007 the UNSC decided to replace AMIS with a joint UN-AU operation (UNSC Res 1769/2007). On 1 January 2008 the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) replaced AMIS. In this chapter the ongoing UNAMID mission is explored.
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