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Summary Report from High-level Seminar held at the launch for ‘Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations’

The Challenges Forum Report Launch and High-Level Seminar was held in New York, 27-28 January 2015. It was designed as an opportunity for the Challenges Forum Partners to present to the United Nations Secretary-General the Report: ‘Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations’, and for the findings and recommendations to be discussed by key stakeholders convening at United Nations headquarters. The present Summary Report highlights key points raised in the discussions during the high-level seminar, rather than the presentations of the Report content as such.

Watch the sessions from New York

Did you miss the launch of the report Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations? The whole seminar from 27-28 January in New York is now available as online video.

SEMINAR, JANUARY 2015, NEW YORK
Launch: Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations

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.

Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations

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.

Executive Summary of Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations

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.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

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.

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