During the last years peacekeeping operations have largely increased, especially in Africa. They are becoming complex operations due to a numbers of factors such institution building prejudges state-building; cultural gaps; bureaucracy; global economy crisis; and appearance of new dynamics of violent conflicts. Currently, most peacekeeping operations are multidi-mensional, which means that their tasks is not only focus on the maintenance of peace and security, but also in protecting civilians; assisting in the political process; protecting and pro-moting human rights; and assisting in restoring the rule of law; therefore, it includes compo-nents of peacebuilding and peacekeeping. In a multidimensional operation both peace oper-ations activities are interrelated and this nexus also created conflict between each other. UNMISS is a multidimensional peacekeeping operation that carry out peacekeeping and peacebuilding activities in a fragile country and with a history of violence. This study seeks to explore, analysing a violent conflict during July 2016, how UNMISS contribute to peacekeeping and peacebuilding in the complex context of post-war violence in South Sudan by analysing a violent conflict, by looking from three different perspectives: its mandate implementation; the situation in the host country and the actual resources and capabilities. The methodology used in this study is basically qualitative approach in-depth through primary and secondary data. A key finding of this research is that the peculiarities and circumstances (including contextual and operational factors), in which UNMISS oper-ates, makes it difficult to fulfill its tasks and; therefore, it affects the achievement of its short -term and long-term goals peacebuilding in South Sudan.

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Keywords South Sudan, United Nations, violence, civil war, peacekeeping, peacebuilding
Thesis Advisor Jayasundara -Smits, Shyamika
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/2105/51375
Series Social Justice Perspectives (SJP)
Reyes Terán, Carla Fiorella Francesca. (2019, December 20). Dealing with new dynamics of post-war violence: The Role of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) during July 2016 crisis. Social Justice Perspectives (SJP). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/51375