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International Initiatives and national crisis positions of Mali: Towards an international military intervention? (DIEEEA46-2012)

The international consensus reached at the High-Level Meeting on developments in the Sahel, held on 26 September, has led to the adoption by the Security Council of Resolution 2071. Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Resolution calls for an inclusive dialogue of all parties involved in the crisis in Mali, and opens the door for military intervention led by the African Union, with the support of other international organizations.This possible military operation has provoked a variety of reactions in the African countries of the region. On the other hand, the European Union European Union shows strong support towards any initiative that may return stability to Mali.
United Nations has opened a period of 45 days for the African Union and ECOWAS to report on the feasibility of a military force in Mali. In this process, both organizations will have the strong support of the European Union. This represents a significant advance for the international community, which shows an unusual determination to return stability to the Sahel.

Author: Jesús Díez Alcalde

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