ANNUAL FORUM, NOVEMBER 2009, NEW YORK
A New Horizon for Peace Operations Partnerships – What are the next steps?

The second International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations was held 12-13 November 2009 at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel in New York. The Forum was co-hosted by the Permanent Representatives of Pakistan and Sweden to the United Nations in cooperation with the Challenges Partners and had the theme "A New Horizon for Peace Operations Partnerships – What are the next steps?".

In addition to representatives from the Challenges Forum Partner Organizations, key officials of international and regional organizations, national representatives in different intergovermental bodies, and a selection of leading academic and NGO representatives attended the Forum.

Haroon_AnnualForum2009The focus of Challenges Forum 2009 was A New Horizon for Peace Operations Partnerships – What are the next steps? The aim of the Forum was to address the future of peace operations, identify the challenges, and generate recommendations and solutions for the involved actors, national and international, to consider for the way ahead. Within the overall theme the Forum adressed: A New Partnership for UN Peace Operations – What are the Next Steps; Multidimensional Peace Operations – New Issues and the Need for New Partners; Mandate-Making and Mandate-Implementation; Enhancing and Facilitating the Partnership with T/PCCs; United Nations Effective Mission Command and Control; and United Nations and Regional Arrangements Effective Mission Command and Control - Issues of Relevance for the Effective Cooperation with Partners in Action.

Challenges Forum Background Studies were developed on the following topics:

•A Review of Peacekeeping Initiatives in 2009: Strengthening Consultation among the Security Council, Secretariat and Troop- and Police Contributing Countries; Ms Fatemeh Ziai
•Broadening the Base of UN Peacekeeping: Proposals for How the United Nations can Attract and Support New, Expanding and Returning Troop- and Police Contributing Countries; Ms Fatemeh Ziai
•Implications of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in United Nations Mandates; Mr Jake Sherman and Mr Ben Tortolani
•Command and Control Arrangements in UN Peacekeeping Operations; Mr Jean-Marie Guéhenno and Mr Jake Sherman
•Providers, Platforms or Partners? Possible Roles for Peace Operations in Fighting Organized Crime; Mr James Cockayne
•Developing a Strategy for Early Peacebuilding: Priorities, Sequencing and Delivery of Rule of Law and Security-related Activities by United Nations Peacekeeping Operations; Fatemeh Ziai
•Multidimensional Peace Operations Concepts and Doctrine Development; Challenges Forum Co-Chairs; Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Robert Gordon

Annika Hilding Norberg Annual Forum 2009Speakers: HE Mr Anders Lidén, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations
HE Mr Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations
Mr Henrik Landerholm, Director General, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden
Ms Annika Hilding Norberg, International Coordinator, Challenges Forum
Mr Ben Tortolani, Series Coordinator, Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, Centre on International Cooperation, New York University, United States

Facilitator: HE Mr Henri-Paul Normandin, Chair of the Working Group of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, high-lighted points of discussion in the Session on A New Partnership for Peace Operations Partnerships: What Are the Next Steps?

Mr Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations

Ms Susana Malcorra, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, United Nations

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Facilitator: Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar, Senior Adviser, Challenges Forum / Fmr Head of Mission and Force Commander UNPROFOR, India
Mr Dmitry Titov, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, United Nations
Ms Ann-Marie Orler, Acting Police Adviser, Police Division, Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
HE Mr Zhenmin Liu, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations
Lt. Gen. Carlos dos Santos Cruz, Fmr Force Commander, MINUSTAH
Mr James Cockayne, Senior Associate, International Peace Institute   

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Bermann_AnnualForum2009Facilitator: Mr Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Operations, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
Mr Jake Sherman, Associate Director, Centre on International Cooperation, New York University, United States

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 HE Mr Maged A. Abdelaziz, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations
Ms Sylvie-Agnès Bermann, Director, United Nations and International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of France
Amb Jacques Paul Klein, Fmr SRSG UNTAES / Fmr SRSG UNMIL
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) V.K. Jetley, Fmr Force Commander UNAMSIL , United Service Institution of India
Mr Ihab Moustafa, Senior Officer, Peacebuilding Support Office, United Nations

 



HE Ms Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations

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Facilitator Ms Izumi Nakamitsu, Director, Policy, Evaluation and Training, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
Ms Fatemeh Ziai, Research Adviser, Challenges Forum

HE Mr Yukio Takasu, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
Brig. Gen. Muhammed Feyyaz, National Defence University, Pakistan
HE Mr Philip John Parham, Deputy Permanent Representative of United Kingdom to the United Nations

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Cammaert_AnnualForum2009Facilitator: Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Patrick Cammaert, Fmr Division Commander, MONUC / Fmr Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations / Fmr Force Commander, UNMEE, high-lighted points of discussion from the Session on the United Nations Effective Mission Command and Control.
Mr Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Challenges Forum Patron / Fmr Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations

Bajwa_AnnualForum2009Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Anis Bajwa, Fmr Director of Change Management, Policy, Evaluation and Training, Department of Peacekeeping Operatinos, United Nations, Pakistan
Gen. Martin Agwai, Fmr Force Commander, UNAMID / Fmr Chief of Defence, Nigeria / Fmr Dep Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
Brig. Gen. Jean Baillaud, Chief of Staff, Office of Military Affairs, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
Mr Henrik Stiernblad, Fmr Police Commander, UNMIL / Special Adviser, Ministry of Justice, Sweden

 

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Harland_AnnualForum2009Facilitator: Mr David Harland, Director, Europe and Latin America Division, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
Lt. Gen. Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor, Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations

 

Mr Sevyuile Bam, Head, Peace Support Division, African UnionBam_AnnualForum2009
Lt. Gen. USAF (Retd) James Soligan, Deputy Chief of Staff, Transformation for Allied Command Transformation, NATO
Mr Stefano Tomat, First Secretary, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union with the United Nations

 

Quinlan_AnnualForum2009HE Mr Gary Quinlan, Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations
Mr Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Challenges Forum Patron / Fmr Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Anis Bajwa, Fmr Director of Change Management, Policy, Evaluation and Training, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, Pakistan

Ms Annika Hilding-Norberg, International Coordinator, Challenges Forum,Sweden