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The UN and the African Union’s Security Architecture: Defining an Emerging Partnership?
Critical Currents (2008)
  • Emmanuel Kwesi Aning
Abstract
This paper seeks to do three things. First, it explores the deepening efficacy of the African Union, especially in matters relating to peace and security and its institutional efficacy in eliciting member states’ compliance with respect to their responsibility to protect, and therefore focuses especially on its peace and security architecture and its broader relationship with the international mechanisms for attaining peace and stability. Second, it explores how the UN can contribute to improving its partnership with the AU and offers a tentative explanatory framework for some of the difficulties that bedevil this relationship. Third, it examines the opportunities that have been created for networks of specialised agencies to support the AU in its endeavour to tackle issues of peace and security on the continent.
Keywords
  • african union,
  • peace,
  • security architecture,
  • international relationships
Publication Date
October, 2008
Citation Information
Emmanuel Kwesi Aning. "The UN and the African Union’s Security Architecture: Defining an Emerging Partnership?" Critical Currents Iss. 5 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kwesi_aning/34/