United Nations Peacekeeping: The Protection of Civilians and the Failure to Protect

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Wednesday 10 October
Room 107, Medecroft, Medecroft Quarter, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

This is part of the Modern History Research Centre series and will be given by Sarah Hilton, a PhD student at Winchester.

This talk will explore the significance of the relationship between United Nations peacekeepers and local civilians in UN peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan. It will look at the Protection of Civilians mandate and how United Nations peacekeepers can protect civilians from harm as well as cases where peacekeepers have failed through the sexual exploitation and abuse of civilians. Throughout these three currently ongoing peacekeeping missions, the presence of peacekeepers has been found to have had a great impact on economies and also societies, through micro-level interactions with civilians and macro-level Resolutions at the UN in New York.

To book, please email: Xavier.Guegan@winchester.ac.uk

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