Monthly Archives: November 2013

Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Africa – The Role of the United Nations

ICERM Lecture Featuring Ambassador Shola Jonathan Omoregie, Former Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau and Head of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS).
Join us on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2 pm in Eastern Time, New York for another episode of ICERM Lecture. 

This lecture will focus on the mixed record of the United Nations in conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Africa. Citing examples where it has been successful and where it has failed, Ambassador Shola Jonathan Omoregie will refer to his new book which focuses on his experience with the United Nations role in conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts in Africa. His last mission in Africa was as the Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau and Head of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau. The activities of this mission were all embracing, in terms of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Ambassador Omoregie will explain the ramifications. Furthermore, he will also cover the cooperation between the African Union Peace and Security Council and the United Nations Security Council in the maintenance of peace and security in Africa.
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“Witness To Transformation: My Years At The United Nations” – Ambassador Shola’s New Book


Ambassador Shola’s new book, Witness to Transformation: My Years At The United Nations, “provides glimpses from the vantage point of someone who had seen action in the Front Line States in Southern Africa; of being at the heart of the United Nations Secretariat in New York at a critical time, including personally witnessing the inner dynamics of the Security Council; and of leading critical field assignments in Angola, Botswana and Guinea-Bissau, while also undertaking United Nations Ad Hoc assignments. It also offers lessons learned from his direct experiences as a United Nations expert and as a consultant for the African Union, to which he provided technical and political expertise during the establishment of its Peace and Security Council. This contribution, therefore, comes from someone who has observed developments at close quarters at the international level, including the transformation in the Security Council following the end of the Cold War”.

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