The Challenges Annual Forum 2017 was hoted by the Center for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey (SAM), and was held in Istanbul 8-10 October 2017.
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)?
This Policy Brief is a summary of some of the main points made during the Challenges Forum Carlisle workshop presentations and discussions with regards to: first, how peace operations provide the perfect storm for leadership; second, how this therefore requires more coherent peace operations; and third, how better to support those leading peace operations. It concludes with a set of recommendations that outline some of the recurring themes in the challenges and ideas for action presented and discussed by the Workshop participants.
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.