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).
Challenges Forum and its Partner DCAF and the United Nations Police Division held a panel discussion on police leadership in UN-led peace operations in the margins of UN Police Week in New York on 6 November 2018. The panel discussion was organised in collaboration with the Permanent Missions to the UN of the Federal Republic of Germany and Norway.
On September 12-13, Challanges Forum Partner CCCPA hosted a meeting in Cairo for the Co-Chairs of the Task Forces of the Challenges Forum initiative on senior mission leadership. The purpose was to discuss the coming guidance toolkit for senior UN mission leaders - the Considerations Study. A webinar with participants across the globe organized in connection to the Cairo workshop.
This policy brief takes the authors experiences as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for MINUSCA in the Central African Republic as a point of departure, and makes recommendations on how to ensure that leaders of peace operations have the tools to do their jobs well.
This policy brief asks: as the UN continues its important reforms of peace operations, leadership and the Organization as a whole, how can the UN better select, prepare, support and appraise its senior mission leadership to make it fit for implementing today’s multidimensional Peace operation mandates, in increasingly complex environments (with shrinking resources)?
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.