The role of United Nations Police (UNPOL) in UN peace operations has changed dramatically since the turn of the century, in quantity and quality. Security Council mandates have charged UNPOL with operational as well as capacity-building duties, while mission operating environments have become steadily more difficult.
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.
The Challenges Annual Forum 2014 was hosted by the China Institute for International Strategic Studies and the Ministry of National Defence of China and held in Beijing in October 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.