Challenges Forum's South African partner ISS hosted a Workshop for the Co-Chairs of the Task Forces for the Leadership Toolkit in Pretoria on 6-7 March 2019. The aim of the workshop was to review and validate the updated content produced by the Task Forces in the past year.
Using a combination of public and internal source material and interviews
with relevant UN stakeholders, this paper looks at the state of play of
strategic communications for UN leadership in peace opeations. It explains the
existing communications architecture, highlights areas of weakness in the
regime and recommends a new, more integrated and holistic approach
while explaining the overall requirements and rationale for this shift.
The Declaration of Shared Commitments on UN Peacekeeping Operations emphasizes “the primacy of politics” to conflict resolution.The phrase, popularized by the 2015 High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) is now standard UN language. But what is the main political problem that Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) is supposed to solve?
On 16 January the Challenges Forum was invited by the UN Secretariat to brief the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (C-34) on the recent Challenges Annual Forum (CAF18) in Stockholm last November. CAF18 focused on ‘Action for Peacekeeping: Strengthening the Effectiveness of Future Peace Operations’ and resulted in a number of recommendations on what needs to be done and how to implement the UN Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) agenda.
On November 28-29, the Challenges Annual Forum 2018 was organized by the Challenges Partners Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Swedish Armed Forces in Stockholm in support of the UN Secretary-General's initiative Action for Peacekeeping (A4P).
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.