Peace keeping techniques for Africa's conflict management

Peace keeping techniques for Africa's conflict management

Author: 
Erskine, E.A.
Place: 
Accra
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XX, 255p
Date published: 
2000
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351.75(6) ERS
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Lieutenant General Emmanuel Alexander Erskine was commissioned into the Corps of Signals as Second lieutenant at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom in December 1960. In 1968 he attended Staff College, Camberley, and in 1972, The Royal College of Defense Studies, both in the United Kingdom. Between July 1961 and April 1974 he held various Command and Staff appointments in the Ghana Armed Forces until he rose to the position of Army Commander. He was later seconded to the UN Peace-Keeping missions in the Middle East. He commenced his UN Military career as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Force Commander UNEF2 in May 1974. In January 1976, he was appointed the Chief of Staff UNTSO and in March 1978 as the Chief of Staff, UNTSO with the additional responsibility of representing the UN Secretary-General on all matters relating to Peace-Keeping activities in the Middle East. Since his retirement in May 1989 from the UN and the Ghana Army General Erskine has been preoccupied with conflict Management activities;member of IPA resource team that conducted initial study which provided the basis for the setting up of the Division for Conflict Prevention and Management at the OAU Secretariat;as a resource person for UN Regional Centre for Disarmament in Africa, his paper on Sub-Regional Collective Security facilitate the establishment of the Standing Advisory Committee for Security Questions for ECCAS;member of 3 man Independent International Commission established by the UN Security Council in 1993 following the fatal attack on UNOSOM resulting in the death of 24 Pakistani Peace-Keepers;Co-chair or resource team assembled in Banjul in July, 1998 to elaborate on ECOWAS Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management of Resolution;member of UN Advisory Board on Disarmament (1994 - 97);member of advisory group for UN "Lessons Learned" Unit and Council member of Pugwash;Chairman of State Commission on Restructuring of the Ghana Armed Forces and until 1991, General Erskine delivered yearly lectures at the Command and Staff Colleges in Ghana and Nigeria. His first book entitled "MISSION WITH UNIFIL, An African Soldier's Reflection" was published in London in 1989 by Christopher Hurst.

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CITATION: Erskine, E.A.. Peace keeping techniques for Africa's conflict management . Accra : , 2000. - Available at: http://library.au.int/peace-keeping-techniques-africas-conflict-management-3