Strengthening UN Peace Operations: Modalities and Opportunities for
The Challenges Annual Forum, held on 14-16 October 2014 in Beijing, has just come to a successful conclusion. Hosted by the Chinese Challenges Forum Partner Organizations - the Peacekeeping Affairs Office of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) - at the China Peacekeeping Centre, the Forum provided a platform for an open, frank and focused discussion on a range of challenges - and opportunities - currently facing international peace operations.
The thematic meeting on Strategic Guidance Framework for International Police Peacekeeping (SGF)— Capacity-Building and Development sought to discuss and garner input for the development of more specific guidance on the themes and principles pertaining to capacity-building and development essential parts of the emerging UN Police Policy.
The thematic meeting was hosted 19–21 March 2014 in Oslo by the UN Police Division and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) as a Challenges Forum Partner.
The research seminar on Strategic Guidance Framework for International Police Peacekeeping (SGF)—Framing the Framework set out the UN Police Policy and guidance development process in the wider context of multi-dimensional integrated peace operations and rule of law and peacebuilding tasks.
The research seminar was held in Oslo on 18 March 2014 and was hosted by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) as a Partner of the Challenges Forum in association with the UN Police Division.
During the Challenges Forum Partners’ Meeting held in Beijing on October 15, 2014, it was unanimously decided to welcome Armenia and Indonesia as new partners to the Challenges Forum Partnership. The point of contact organizations of the two new partner countries will be the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the Ministry of Defense of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.
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.