WORKSHOP, NOVEMBER 2016, BALI
Entering 2017: Strengthening Collective Preparedness for Future UN Peace Operations

A Challenges Forum Workshop on Entering 2017: Strengthening Collective Preparedness for Future UN Peace Operations was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in Bali on 10 - 11 November 2016.

Work group with M. Grant

The workshop built on the results of recent high-level reviews of UN peace operations, and the outcomes of the Leaders’ Peacekeeping Summit, the UN Chiefs of Defence and Police Summits, the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Meetings in London and Paris, and the Challenges 20th Anniversary Forum. The Bali Workshop offered an opportunity to address what the UN Security Council, UN Secretariat, and Troop and Police Contributing Countries, were now required to do to ensure effective progress in turning recommendations and by Member States pledged capabilities and capacity building into real developments in the field.

While recognizing that the work on capabilities generation and capacity-building, including through the UN Peacekeeping Capabilities Readiness System (UNPCRS) are well under way, the session deliberated on the status and dynamics of those processes as well as identifying which areas require further attention and support. With a focus on what should be achieved during 2017 and 2018, various ways and means of partnerships and cooperation, including triangular cooperation, was explored. The workshop reflected on regional perspectives with an emphasis on the evolving role of the ASEAN. A civil society perspective was at the centre of the World Federation of UN Associations presentation. 

On the overall theme on Preparing the Ground for 2017 - Drilling Down, Assessing and Moving Forward, the Workshop concluded with discussions in three breakout groups. The participants deliberated on challenges related to enabling capabilities; strengthening capacity-building and enhancing police-military relations.

Group photo Bali2016

Welcome opening Bal WS16

Ms Annika Hilding-Norberg, Director and Founder, Challenges Forum, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden

Remarks by Mr Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, delivered by Mr Oliver Ulich, Head, Peacekeeping Partners Team, Division for Policy, Evaluation and Training, Departments for Peacekeeping and Field Support, United Nations.

H.E. Ambassador Hasan Kleib, Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

Amb Hasan Kleib Opening Bali2016

Session 1 WSBali2016

 

Session I - Entering 2017: From Reviews and Reforms to Ensuring UN Peace Operations Capacities are Fit for the Future

Session I - Entering 2017: From Reviews and Reforms to Ensuring UN Peace Operations Capacities are Fit for the Future[1]

Focus: Building on the outcomes of the UN peace operations Reviews, the work on capabilities generation are well under way. What is the status following the capabilities generation processes and which areas require further and special attention and support?



 

 Session 2 WSBali2016

Session 2– Entering 2017: What Capacity-building is Required for Successful UN Peace Operations? What Cooperation is Necessary to Turn Visions and Plans into Reality? What capacity-building is necessary and how can triangular cooperation and support help enable effective mission and national implementation of commitments and pledges? What is required from concerned stakeholders to translate visions and plans into operational missions and national realities? What should and can be achieved during 2017 and 2018 respectively?

Facilitator: H.E. Mr Michael Grant, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, Chair, Special Committee for UN Peacekeeping, United Nations

Panel

Capt (N) Hervé Auffret, Officer in Charge, Chief of Staff, and Chief, Policy and Doctrine, Office of Military Affairs, Department for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations [UN Perspective]  

Commander Gaël Lacroix, Defence Attaché, Embassy of France in Jakarta, France [Paris Ministerial follow up and Implications for Capacity-building]

Brig. Gen. Kashif Nazir, Director, Overseas Operations, Military Operations Directorate, General Headquarters, Pakistan Army, Pakistan [Capabilities and capacity-building 2017 for a top TCC – plans and priorities]

Mr Amr Aljowaily, Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for United Nations Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

 

Session 3 Bali WS16

Session 3- Entering 2017: Evolving Regional Perspectives and Arrangements in Support of UN Peace Operations - Status and Direction. Recognizing the ever-evolving landscape of peace operations and the way in which countries may organize themselves in order to support UN peace operations, the purpose of this session is to explore evolving regional perspectives and arrangements that may have an impact on the development of future peace operations.

Facilitator: Mr Jonas Alberoth, Deputy Director-General, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden

Panel

Dr Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary-General, World Federation of United Nations Associations, United Nations

Ms Riana Paneras, Former Police Commissioner, UNAMID / Institute for Security Studies, Addis Abeba, South Africa

Mr Chandra Widya Yudha, Director, ASEAN Political and Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia, and Major General Imam Edy Mulyono, Special Assistant Peacekeeping Operations to the Army Chief of Staff, Indonesian Armed Forces, Republic of Indonesia 

Sen. Col. (Retd.) Bai Zonglin, Senior Research Fellow, China Institute for International Strategic Studies

Session 4 on Preparing the Ground for 2017 - Drilling Down, Assessing and Moving Forward was facilitated by Dr Alexandra Novosseloff, Senior Visiting Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University, France (background paper author) and Mr Luis Carrilho, Senior Inspector, Inspectorate of National Police Force / Former Police Commissioner, MINUSCA, MINUSTAH and UNMIT, Portugal. The session introduced the working group themes and facilitated the discussion taking place when the working groups presented their findings.

Breakout Group I: Enabling Capabilities
Co-Facilitated by Dr Oliver Ulich, Head, Peacekeeping Partners Team, Division for Policy, Evaluation and Training, Departments for Peacekeeping and Field Support, United Nations, and Diana Sutikno, Deputy Director, International Security and Disarmament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

Breakout Group II: Strengthening Capacity-building
Co-Facilitated by Capt (N) Hervé Auffret, Chief of Staff, Office of Military Affairs, Department for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, and Ms Ann-Marie Orler, Head, International Affairs Division, National Police Authority, Sweden

Breakout Group III: Developing Police-Military Relations
Co-Facilitated by Mr Luis Carrilho, Senior Inspector, Inspectorate of National Police Force / Former Police Commissioner, MINUSCA, MINUSTAH and UNMIT, Portugal, and Lt. Gen. (Retd) Chander Prakash Wadhwa. Former Force Commander, MONUC / Senior Fellow, United Service Institution of India.

 

 

 

 

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