Status Of Mission Agreement Mali

MINUSMA is currently at a crossroads. It takes time to succeed, but it is also valuable time that Mali does not have at the moment, while civilians are dying in attacks, and major mission donors, such as the United States, are losing interest in supporting a costly UN peacekeeping mission that is unable to produce quick results. Despite a terrorist threat environment that makes its mission difficult, MINUSMA is achieving results in the implementation of its mandate. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MANAMISMA, Mahamat Saleh Annadif of Chad, is taking advantage of his good offices to ensure that the government and the armed groups that signed the agreement make the necessary concessions to make progress in the implementation of the peace agreement. The Malian army has begun to integrate veterans of the signatory groups and these new units have been deployed to northern cities with the support of MINUSMA. In central Mali, Minusma supports the government`s efforts to reconcile communities. An adaptation plan will be implemented to improve the mobility and effectiveness of the mission. 3. This agreement may be amended by a written agreement between the parties. Another dilemma is whether MINUSMA should focus its efforts in the north or in the centre of the Centre. MINUSMA was originally created to manage the conflict in the North.

The extension of MINUSMA`s mandate in 2019 drew more attention to the central regions, and in particular to the PoC, while the mission`s missions in the North remained the same. With almost identical means, the focus on central regions can be at the expense of the profits made in the North. This raises the question of whether the Security Council has made MINUSMA`s mandate more unrealistic. 3. If it is not possible to reach an amicable agreement, the application is lodged with a claim commission composed on an equal footing of representatives of EUTM Mali and representatives of the host state. The settlement of the claims is done by mutual agreement. At the same time, there is a serious need for protection of civilian populations in central regions, which requires additional resources. Improved public relations and representation of MINUSMA could prevent the collapse of central regions, although solutions are needed to ensure long-term stability.

A further extension of the mission to the central regions, without compromising intervention in the North and thus without compromising the stability of these regions, would require additional resources.

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