11 November 2021
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READING OF THE WEEK
Peace and Security Council Report No 140
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
Will African Union and United Nations priorities align in 2022? Have Sudan's coup plotters miscalculated their options? The Peace and Security Council report aims to answer those questions, and establish the linkage between Africa's governance architecture and Guinea transition. In addition, African Union ministers step in to try and fix the Pan-African Parliament.
NORTH AFRICA / SAHEL / SUB – SAHARA
The situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia
United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
The present Secretary-General report covers the period 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021 and highlights major developments with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. it is based on information provided by the United Nations system, including UNSOM, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as Member States and regional organizations, including the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Indian Ocean Commission, the European Union Capacity-Building Mission in Somalia, the European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
A Strategy for Revitalizing Sudan's Democratic Transition
On October 25, Sudan's military dissolved a civilian-led transitional government that had been established following the April 2019 ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir. While destabilizing for Sudan's politics and economy, the coup does not represent a fundamental shift in the power dynamics in Khartoum. Instead, it brings the security services' warped incentive structures into public view. Confronting these dynamics head-on is essential for addressing Sudan's political crisis and revitalizing the transition to civilian rule.
Libya - Humanitarian situation in detention centres
Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS)
Libya is the main entry point for migrants attempting the journey to Europe via the Central Mediterranean route. Increased cooperation between the EU and Libya's migration management authorities has led to an increase in the number of migrants intercepted and sent to detention centres. This report provides an overview of the humanitarian needs of migrants in Libyan detention centres. The analysis is based on a review of secondary sources.
Les Peuls Mbororo du Nord-Cameroun - Insécurités d'une société pastorale et limites d'une réponse sécuritaire hybride
Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI)
Les Peuls Mbororo connaissent une dynamique de sédentarisation dans le nord du Cameroun depuis plusieurs décennies, à tel point que beaucoup d'entre eux sont devenus des semi-sédentaires et des agro-pasteurs. Cette communauté d'éleveurs est confrontée à plusieurs insécurités : environnementale, foncière, fiscale et criminelle. L'amélioration de la coordination entre les initiatives sécuritaires communautaires et étatiques, face à un banditisme rural qui provient en grande partie de leurs rangs, présuppose en premier lieu de restaurer la confiance entre les divers acteurs.
Assessing What Meaningful Syrian Youth Inclusion in Peacebuilding Looks Like in Practice
Arab Reform Initiative
To put forth meaningful youth inclusion in peacebuilding in Syria, it is necessary to understand what "peace" and "participation" actually mean to them and what they look like in practice. Drawing on the existing actions of youth to counter conflict, build everyday peace, and rebuild coexistence may be one important step in developing a YPS agenda in Syria that is able to respond both to youth ideas regarding peace and security, but also to ensure that actions are imbued with a sense of agency.
Migration into a fragile setting: Responding to Climate-Induced Informal Urbanization and Inequality In Basra, Iraq
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Forced migration due to environmental degradation is increasingly felt in the southern governorates of Iraq. This study, conducted by IOM Iraq and Social Inquiry, looks at the interlinks between climate-induced migration, informal urbanization and social fragility in Basra city and identifies the particular issues facing high-migration parts of the city that hinder migrants' ability to sustainably and peacefully integrate in an already fragile urban setting.
Consolidated Recommendations from the Regional Consultations on Children and Armed Conflict
Released as the world approaches the 25th anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) mandate, the report - Consolidated Recommendations from the Regional Consultations on Children and Armed Conflict - outlines best practices and lessons learned in the implementation of the CAAC mandate based on the broadest consultations on the issue ever undertaken with Over 30 United Nations entities and other key partners in the field.
A regional analysis of weather, climate, and early warning services in Southern Africa: Status quo and proposed actions
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The study aims to explore three major objectives in view of the increasing in frequency and intensity of natural hazards in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Firstly, gain a better understanding of the status of the hydromet services in the different SADC Member States; secondly, identify challenges that could best be addressed with a regional approach; and thirdly, identify needs for strengthening hydromet services with a specific focus on early warning services.
Financing for Peacebuilding in Peace Operations and Transitions Contexts
Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA)
The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council have long recognized the importance of adequate funding for peacebuilding activities to support the structures which will strengthen and solidify peace in order to avoid relapses into conflict. This working paper provides an overview of existing gaps in the peacebuilding financing ecosystem and includes recommendations for the various peacebuilding funding streams.