Force Intervention Brigade: A Sea Change for UN Peace Operations?
The seminar was held in New York on 17 January 2014 and co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nation.
The high level panel discussion aimed to address:
- What are the conditions for success?
- What are the doctrinal implications from the deployment of the intervention brigade?
- What impact will it have on the principles of ‘the use of force’ in future UN peace operations?
- Is the Intervention Brigade sui generis or are we witnessing a shift in the type of peace operations mandated?
- And what are the potential implications for future UN missions in non-permissive environments, such as South Sudan and the Central African Republic?
Outcome and output:
- The results of the high-level panel discussion will directly feed into the ongoing global policy debate on the required concepts and doctrines for peacekeeping operations.
- An immediate outcome and output is a policy brief that will be widely disseminated.
- The discussions will also feed into a forthcoming Challenges Forum report on Designing Mandates and Capabilities for Future Peace Operations that will be launched at the UN in the second mid-2014.