Towards effective global-regional partnerships for peace? The reality of UN-AU cooperation in Libya

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Publication Date: 
19 August 2013
Publisher: 
World Peace Foundation
Publication Place: 
Massachusetts
Publication Language: 
EN
Appearing in: 
Reinventing Peace
Abstract: 

In recent years, the critical need to build effective global-regional partnerships for peace has been re-emphasised in the context of the developments surrounding the responsibility to protect (R2P) principle. In practice, however, the record of cooperation between the United Nations and regional organisations has not met the expectations formulated in the R2P discourse. This online note briefly examines the extent to which the United Nations and the African Union coordinated their response to the 2011 Libyan crisis. The argument is thouroughly developed in an article that was published in the Journal of African Union Studies in 2012.

Keywords: 
Responsibility to Protect, African Union, United Nations, Libya