On 26-28 January 2015, the Challenges Forum Partnership handed over the report Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations to the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon; and gathered high level officials, practitioners and other key stakeholders for a high-level seminar on the findings of the report.
The report Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations is the result of a two-year long project, undertaken by the Challenges Forum Partner Organizations. It was officially handed over to the United Nations Secretary-General by the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs on January 26.
The present study Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations contains the findings of a two-year global effort aimed at increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and long-term impact of contemporary and future peace operations. The Challenges Forum Partnership focused their attention on a selection of critical areas of inquiry, offering a range of recommendations and possible solutions to the challenges identified. The themes addressed are: Peace Operations Under New Conditions; Comparative Policies, Principles and Guidelines; Authority, Command and Control; and Impact Assessment and Evaluation.
The Executive Summary of the report Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations has been translated into the six official languages of the United Nations.
The Challenges Forum publishes reports and studies on a regular basis with the aim to provide the international peacekeeping community with analyses,
policy options and recommendations on current challenges.
The Challenges Annual Forum 2014 addressed the theme of "Building Capacity for Peace Operations in Response to Diversified Threats".
Challenges Forum Secretariat opened a forward office in New York on 5 January 2015. The office is kindly hosted at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University.