SEMINAR, MAY/JUNE 2004, ABUJA
Regional Dimension of Peace Operations in the 21st Century: Arrangements, Relationships, and the United Nations in its Responsibility for International Peace and Security

The 14th International Challenges Seminar; “Regional Dimension of Peace Operations in the 21st Century: Arrangements, Relationships, and the United Nations in its Responsibility for International Peace and Security” was hosted by the Nigerian National War College in cooperation with the Armed Forces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence in Abuja, 31 May-4 June 2004.

Abuja1_2004Session topics at the Seminar focused on four major areas namely: Major issues and opportunities in the interface between the United Nations and regional organizations in peace operations: Regional organisations and the challenges of initiating and sustaining peace operations; State and non-state actors in regional peace operations; and International support for capacity building for regional peace Abuja_Challenges_2004operations.  Participants visited the Infantry Centre and School (ICS) in Jaji, Kaduna and discussed views on peace operations training with ICS and the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) while visiting the site for the new Peacekeeping Wing.