The presence of non-traditional threats in mission areas have become critical, and in some cases, arguably significantly undermines the work and achievements of peace operations. The non-traditional threats include but are not limited to: transnational organized crime, corruption, terrorism, piracy, asymmetric warfare, cyber insecurity, and environmental degradation. What capabilities and skill-sets are required for peacekeepers to effectively carry out and deliver on their mandates, given the pervasive challenges posed in mission areas by non-traditional threats?
Chair: Dr Caty Clément, Senior Programme Advisor and Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for SecurityPolicy, Switzerland
Background Paper: Mr Richard Gowan, Associate Director, Center for International Cooperation, New York University, United States
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Liu Chao, Former Force Commander, UNFICYP, China
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Chander Prakash Wadhwa, Former Force Commander, MONUSCO, Member, United Service Institution of India
Mr Jean-Yonel Trecile, Inspector General and Director, Cabinet of the Haiti National Police, Haiti