The European Union (EU) has always had the ambitious purpose to participate with its own military operations in the United Nations activities for the maintenance of international peace and security. The functions performed by these operations progressively evolved, assuming also a coercive element. This is confirmed by the EU attitude towards the African Continent. Since 2003, the EU carried out ten military operations in Africa, six of which performed coercitive activities. These were all covered by an authorization of the UN Security Council. In three cases, the authorization was expressly conferred by the Security Council in favour of the EU intervention. These three operations produced a ‘model’ of cooperation between the EU and the UN which, at the moment, is peculiar only to the operations carried on in Africa and is characterized by some interesting features, as well as by some deficiencies.

EU-UN Cooperation in Multifunctional Peace Operation in Africa

Criseide Novi
2018

Abstract

The European Union (EU) has always had the ambitious purpose to participate with its own military operations in the United Nations activities for the maintenance of international peace and security. The functions performed by these operations progressively evolved, assuming also a coercive element. This is confirmed by the EU attitude towards the African Continent. Since 2003, the EU carried out ten military operations in Africa, six of which performed coercitive activities. These were all covered by an authorization of the UN Security Council. In three cases, the authorization was expressly conferred by the Security Council in favour of the EU intervention. These three operations produced a ‘model’ of cooperation between the EU and the UN which, at the moment, is peculiar only to the operations carried on in Africa and is characterized by some interesting features, as well as by some deficiencies.
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