Briefing ambassadors on Africa Day, Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo presented the latest UN report on securing predictable, sustainable and resilient resources for AU-led peace support operations as mandated by the Council.
The changing nature of conflict in Africa has forced partners to adapt their actions In response to new and emerging challenges,
secure funding stream
“The case for adequate funding of AU-led peace support operations beyond concrete, so we hope that security Council will agree to provide their support including allowing Access to UN assessed contributions,” He Said,
The report lists the joint mission model and support packages delivered by the United Nations as the two most practical funding options, which will be authorized on a case-by-case basis.
It also outlines a standardized consultative plan and mandated process through which the UN, AU and sub-regional configurations can assess the required response to an emerging crisis.
“This process will assure the Council that there has been a definite Systematically reviewed by all relevant bodies, Thus it will help the Council to decide whether the assessed contribution can be made mandatory or not,” he said.
growing insecurity, lack of money
Ms. DiCarlo reviews AU and UN cooperation, noting that it has increased significantly Since the signing of the 2017 Joint Framework on Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security.
He noted that over the past 20 years, the AU has shown readiness to rapidly deploy peace support operations in response to conflicts, including Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Mali, Somalia and Sudan,
These missions have faced recurring problems such as lack of funds, and although the support provided by the UN and partners has been useful, it has also been unpredictable.
“As we look to different parts of the continent, it is clear that the need to keep AU peacekeeping operations on a solid footing is growing increasingly important,” she said, referring to conditions in places such as Sahel, Somalia, Mozambique and Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo,
“In Africa and elsewhere, increased insecurity is characterized by increased use of asymmetric strategy and the sophistication of armed extremist groups and the growing influence of international organized crime,” she continued. “These connected events require global approaches and responses.”
progress on compliance
AU-led operations have been funded old issue Security Council, in particular on establishing a mechanism to allow partial financing through assessed contributions of the United Nations.
Ms. DiCarlo pointed out that in line with the two Council resolutions, the AU made significant progress in addressing the financial challenge of its peacekeeping operations and ensuring compliance with international human rights and humanitarian law, as well as UN standards of conduct and discipline Is.
Noting that AU peacekeeping operations should be considered as part of a range of responses to crises in Africa alongside established UN mechanisms, he appealed for the support of the Council.
“As the Secretary-General has said, concrete action on this long-standing issue will address a significant difference in the international peace and security architecture and in the African Union’s efforts to address peace and security challenges on the continent.”
Stand with Africa: Guterres
Meanwhile, UN chief Antonio Guterres said cooperation and solidarity are needed more than ever to advance the future of the continent.
“I look forward to African governments continue to seize the opportunities presented of the continent’s natural, human and entrepreneurial prosperity, by increasing private investment and working to increase resources at home,” he said in his message for africa day,
The annual commemoration celebrates the founding of the Organization of the African Union, the forerunner of the African Union, on 25 May 1963.
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He further said that African countries are Under-representation in global governance institutions such as the United Nations Security Council, and denied them needed debt relief and concessional funding.
“Africa deserves peace, justice and international solidarity,” he said. “With international cooperation and solidarity, this could be africa’s century,