DATE & TIME
Start Date & Time-
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
ZOOM (online platform)
FREE EVENT 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
Streamed via Zoom
The Challenges of Peacebuilding in Mali. What type(s) of peace for a globalized conﬂict?
Speaker: Dr. Welore Tamboura from Mali will present on the current situation in Mali – and the role of the United Nations.
What is the context of the current crisis in Mali, which began in 2012 as a result of the military coup and the occupation of the north of the country by jihadists? This led to French intervention under a UN mandate in 2013, and a major military deployment in the North. One of the current concerns is the emergence of inter-ethnic and inter-tribal conﬂicts that threaten the very future of the country despite the signing of a peace agreement between the rebel groups and the government. France’s intervention stopped the terrorists’ advance towards the capital, and the peacekeeping operations have been vital. But how to achieve sustainable peace in Mali? The Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission (CVJR) and its role as a part of the framework of transitional justice, will be explored. It aims to ensure four objectives: recognition, trust, the rule of law and ultimately reconciliation. This ambitious project is therefore based on social dialogue with a diversity of actors in order to promote peace and reconciliation, which is in alignment with the United Nations Global Goal 14 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions).