UN/AU Darfur Transition: Lessons from Assistance on Rule of Law and Human Rights through the State Liaison Functions

The current reform of the UN System has been demanding an improvement of planning and management of UN Peace Operations, including the important phase of Mission transition. In this section, you can read more about the objectives and background of the Lessons Identification exercise.


In this section you can read more about the strengths, weaknesses of the SLF approach in the rule of law area. The lessons identified fall under the scope of eight key areas, including the delimitation between peacekeeping and peacebuilding, the planning,  coordination, adaptability and flexibility of the SLFs, and the communication strategy. 


In this section, you will find more information on the potential for replication and limitations, as well as suggestions for improvements. The recommendations are of relevance to new mission transition settings and to ongoing thinking by the UNITAMS planning team.


SLFs Timeline


See the SLFs Timeline in full size here.

Interview of UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative

The State Liaison Functions are a transition tool to help us move from peacekeeping to peacebuilding and whilst it’s too soon to talk about impact, we can talk about results.