POLICY BRIEF 2019:2 Improving the military effectiveness and proficiency of peacekeeping operations: A new goal for A4P?
The UN will not be able to conduct robust operations or any proper operations where terrorism exists if it does not change the way it considers military affairs. If there is not stronger integration between the civilian, the police and the military, there will be no serious intelligence produced for those missions for the security of its personnel; there will be no proper and secure support given to peacekeepers in dangerous and remote areas; and there will be no adequate and reactive medical support for all personnel.
This paper was originally produced as a background paper for the Challenges Annual Forum 2018. The paper presents a number of recommendations to improve the military efficiency of peacekeeping operations.