On March 8-9, the Challenges Forum Co-Chairs for the Task Forces of the Challenges Forum initiative on mission leadership and the Challanges Forum International Secretariat (CFIS), met to discuss the coming guidance toolkit for senior UN mission leaders
At the present, seventeen of the Challenges Forum Partners are engaged in three Task Forces to review issues such as leadership, mandate, prioritisation and sequencing in mission planning and management, political process, peacebuilding, human rights, stabilization and security, rule of law, transition towards development and gender mainstreaming of the guidance.
The Challenges Forum International Secretariat (CFIS) organised this Task Force Co-Chairs workshop in Stockholm to discuss key emerging issues, raised at the Annual Forum in Istanbul in 2017, and to organize the process of revising "Considerations for Mission Leadership in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations" (2010). The new version, expected to be published in 2019, will integrate recent field and HQ experiences and new developments such as those to be produced by the UN Secretary General's initiative Action for Peacekeeping (A4P). Furthermore, it will have a new pedagogical approach by including case studies or vignettes, as well as a smartphone and tablet app containing interviews with experts and senior mission leaders.