International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

United Nations (UN)-Sanctioned Aggressive Mandate and the Future of UN Peacekeeping Operations: the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
John Bosco Nizeimana, Alfred G. Nhema

The adoption of resolution 2098 that invoked the aggressive mandate by the United Nations Security Council ((UNSC) in 2013 was a development that signified a modification of the nature and form of United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations. The research evaluates the implementation of the UN aggressive mandate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It highlights that the mandate managed to restore peace and in the process halted civilians’ loss of life and displacement that had become the norm in the eastern parts of DRC. In an attempt to discuss the rationality of the shift of the UN peacekeeping operations from the traditional peacekeeping focus to peace enforcement, the paper provides a projection of future UN sanctioned peacekeeping operations.

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