SEMINAR, FEBRUARY 2013, NEW YORK
Realizing Effective and Dynamic Cooperation for Peace Operations

The Challenges Forum, in cooperation with the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Sweden and Switzerland to the United Nations, hosted a seminar on "Realizing Effective and Dynamic Cooperation for Peace Operations" on 14–15 February 2013 in New York. The seminar gathered a broad group of permanent mission representatives, senior UN officials, and the think–tank community to discuss the dynamic global context of peacekeeping.

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Photographer: Axel Öberg

Guehenno_CHSeminar2013The Dynamic Global Context: Risks and Opportunities for Peace Operations
Keynote Speech: Mr Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Patron, International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations, former Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations


 

Ogwu_CHSeminar2013Co-Chairs: HE Ms U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Chair of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations
HE Mr Mårten Grunditz, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations

 

Eliasson_CHSeminar2013Reflections on the Future of Peace Operations
HE Mr Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
Introduced by Mr Sven-Eric Söder, Director-General, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden

The International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations – Status and Issues
Ms Annika Hilding Norberg, Director, Challenges Forum Secretariat

Key points generated at the Challenges Annual Forum 2012
Mr Thomas Gürber, Minister, Chargé d’Affairs a.i., Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations
Dr Thierry Tardy, Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland

 

 

Haq_CHSeminar2013Chair: Mr Masud Husain, Minister Counsellor, Chargé d’Affairs a.i., Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
H.E. Ms Ameerah Haq, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, United Nations
Dr Walid Abdelkarim, Principal Officer and Team Leader for Somalia and Support to the African Union, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
Major General Shehu Abdulkadir,
Force Commander, AFISMA (via video link)

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Zeid_CHSeminar2013Chair: H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations

 

 

 

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HE Mr Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
Dr Walter Dorn, Royal Military College of Canada, Chair, Department of Security and International Affairs, Canadian Forces College

 

perceval_CHSeminar2013Invitation to the Challenges Annual Forum 2013
HE Ms Maria Perceval, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations

The Way Ahead
HE Mr Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations

Closing Remarks
Mr Henrik Stiernblad, Deputy Director, Challenges Forum Secretariat; former Police Commissioner, United Nations Mission in Liberia