The mission is due to have its first discussions with Somalia’s government and its opponents, then go to Sudan and several other countries at war.
It has decided it is too dangerous to hold its Somali talks on Somali soil – they will be held in Djibouti instead. The Security Council is also hoping to broker the first official direct talks between the Somalis.
To study what? Obviously Ban Ki-moon is there to totally fail. When there is a war like the one in Sudan, when there are places like Darfur there is nothing to study but a lot to act!