The exhibition 20 Years of United Nations Mine Action Service: Needs Driven and People Centred with a Mission to Save and Protect Lives was launched 4 April 2017 on the outer wall of the General Assembly in the Visitors' Lobby of the UN Headquarters in New York.
A Challenges Forum Workshop was hosted by the United States Army War College Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy – Center for Creative Leadership, at the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 28 February - 1 March, 2017.
On 8-9 May 2016, the Challenges Forum marked 20 years of cooperation in support of UN peace operations with the event ‘United Nations Peace Operations 2020: The UN Reviews and Their Implications for Tomorrow’s Missions’. This report is the result of that global dialogue on how to enhance the planning and conduct of modern peace operations. Deliberations drew on the findings and recommendations of the 2015 high-level and expert reviews related to UN peace operations, and considered recent progress made on their implementation as well as obstacles yet to be addressed.
In June 2015, the High-level Independent Panel on United Nations Peace Operations (HIPPO) issued the first comprehensive review of United Nations (UN) peace operations in 15 years. This occasional paper considers how to best track the implementation of the recommendations generated by the HIPPO Report. It does so by developing and discussing benchmarks for the recommendations, both listed and embedded in the HIPPO Report, in five substantive areas – Women, Peace and Security; UN Police; staff safety and security; strategic communication; and financing of peace operations.