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2007 International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (4th ICEDS) A Multidisciplinary Conference on the Challenges of Peace and Development in Ethiopia & the Horn of Africa, held in Kalamazoo, Michigan (WMU), August 2-4, 2007

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This paper examines the global response to the Darfur crisis. The term global refers to non-Sudanese actors in Darfur crisis including but not limited to: international and multilateral governance institutions such as United Nations and its family agencies (hereafter UN), International Criminal Court (hereafter ICC), African Union (hereafter AU), European Union (hereafter EU), North Atlantic Organization (hereafter NATO), and the Arab League; countries such as United States of America (hereafter USA), Peoples Republic of China, Chad, and Central African Republic; and international NGOs such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Crisis Group and many other relief and humanitarian organizations, countries. It has five parts. Part I provides brief history of Sudan, present situation of Darfur and the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis and its causes. Part II discusses the actors actively involved in the Darfur crisis. It also offers analysis of the interest of the main actors; and their role in the global response to Darfur crisis. This is vital input in the formulation of recommendation and a strategy as it considers ways for addressing the legitimate interests, provides ways to tackle those that are illegitimate, and means to remove the binding constraints. Part III looks at the Darfur Peace Processes and their shortcomings. The last part of the paper forwards recommendations on how to solve the Darfur crisis.