The UN Police Policy represents a significant achievement in setting out in one comprehensive overarching document the core functions and fundamental principles to guide the UN police in carrying out their mandated tasks.
This paper reviews the state of the art on evaluating integrated peace operations. It examines the intersection between two prominent trends that have characterized peace operations over the past 10–15 years: the progressive integration of security and development objectives, and the increasing demand for comprehensive evaluation of policy interventions.
As peacebuilding missions have become more complex and resource-intensive, the need to demonstrate that they are having the intended effect has become more pressing. The Challenges Forum Impact Evaluation and Assessment working group therefore commissioned a series of papers analyzing how the different components involved in peacebuilding missions, including police, evaluate their impact and effectiveness.
The Challenges Annual Forum 2014 will be hosted by the China Institute for International Strategic Studies and the Ministry of National Defence of China and will be held in Beijing during the fall of 2014.
On 18 March a Challenges Forum Research Seminar took place in Oslo, hosted by Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in association with UN Police Division. It examined the evolution on UN police peacekeeping; transnational organized crime and strategic perspectives on police capacity-building. Partly integrated, a three day thematic meeting on Police Capacity-building and Development followed the seminar, as part of the Strategic Guidance Framework for International Police Peacekeeping (SGF) process led by the UN Police Division.
On the 7th of July it was announced that Challenges Forum’s Patron, Mr Guéhenno, will be the International Crisis Group’s next President and Chief Executive Officer.