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Do UN natural resource sanctions work?: Evidence from Somalia

November 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location:482 (Discovery Centre) MacOdrum Library
Audience:Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty, Media, Prospective Students
Key Contact:African Studies
Contact Phone:613-520-2220

The Talk
A former UN sanctions investigator will share insights from three years experience in the field monitoring and reporting on sanctions implementation, including how sanctions have affected the peace process in Somalia.  More broadly, the talk will also discuss the ban on the export of charcoal from Somalia as a case study regarding the efficacy of UN natural resource sanctions.

About the Guest Speaker
Charles Cater was appointed by the UN Secretary-General for three consecutive years as a natural resources expert for the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group, which had an investigative mandate from the Security Council to monitor and report on sanctions implementation.  He holds a DPhil in international relations from the University of Oxford.

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This is part of the African Studies Brownbag Seminar Series
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