The Challenges Forum has contributed to the curriculum of a Senior Leadership Development Course in China, with the Challenges Forum report Considerations for Mission Leadership in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The role of United Nations Police (UNPOL) in UN peace operations has changed dramatically since the turn of the century, in quantity and quality. Security Council mandates have charged UNPOL with operational as well as capacity-building duties, while mission operating environments have become steadily more difficult.