Challenges Annual Forum 2018: Action for Peacekeeping - Strengthening the Effectiveness of Future Peace Operations

On November 28-29, Challenges Annual Forum 2018 is organized by the Challanges Partners Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Swedish Armed Forces in Stockholm in support of the UN Secretary General's initiative Action for Peacekeeping (A4P).


On March 2018, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the ‘Action for Peacekeeping’ (A4P) initiative at a special Security Council meeting on the future of UN peace operations. A4P is part of the Secretary-General’s efforts to renew mutual political commitment to peacekeeping operations.

The A4P initiative also responds to concerns that peace operations are deployed to increasingly complex environments where political processes may be stalled and where missions and civilians are facing evolving threats to security. The success of peace operations under these conditions depends on sustaining them both politically and materially, and on collectively achieving progress on much-needed reforms at the United Nations. For more information, please visit the UN Scecretariat page on A4P.

The Challenges Annual Forum 2018 in November is organized at a opportune moment to support the UN’s process.It will provide a platform for dialogue between Challenges Partners, the UN, Experts and other key stakeholders on A4P, as per the Secretary-General's aim to promote its adoption at the UN by the end of 2018. The Challenges Annual Forum will also allow participants to focus on the operationalization of Action for Peacekeeping issues that enjoy widespread agreement.

Participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact the Challenges Forum International Secretariat