“UN Sanctions and Conflict in Darfur”
Mr. Debi Prasad Dash
United Nations Panel of Experts on the Sudan
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Where: Wasserstein Hall, Room B015, Harvard Law School Campus
Please bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts provided.
About the Presenter:
Mr. Debi Prasad Dash heads the United Nations’ five member International Panel of Experts on the Sudan. The Panel of Experts was established in 2005 to provide advice to the Security Council regarding the conflict in Darfur and implementation of U.N. resolution 1591. Mr. Dash was appointed to this role by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
A professional with over 29 years experience, Mr. Dash has worked in the Legal, Customs, Police and Banking Departments of the Government of India, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the UN. He served as Consultant Counter-Terrorism in the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. The Commonwealth Training Manual on Counter-Terrorism, drafted by him, was highly appreciated by the Secretary-General of the INTERPOL. He served as an Expert Member in the INTERPOL Working Group on Terrorist Financing and has been a guest faculty in many national and international training institutions including the Cambridge University and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna. As a Member of the Multi-organizational Group (IMF, World Bank, UNODC), he drafted Model Laws on Money Laundering and CFT. He was a Member of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate Mission to Kenya to monitor compliance of UN Security Council Resolution 1373; Represented Commonwealth in the fourth special meeting of the UN-Counter-Terrorism Committee held in Almaty, Kazakhstan; Invited by the Secretary-General of the INTERPOL to participate in the 1st INTERPOL Global conference on Bio-Terrorism in Lyon, France in 2005.
I am only worried if people of Darfur are to negotuate , what issues will they negotiate on? The situation seemed to be complicated and many: one Darfur region is affected by climate change that is making communities rely on Aids only ; the region is marginalised or ignored by the Goverment in terms of development; There are several fractions of rebel activities in the region; the ethnic cleasing created fear among the communities and religion.
If you are asked to facilitate this negotiation what could be best strategies for Darfurians to go negotiation and with who?
i talked as a citizen of the country