2017 Recommendations

The Challenges Annual Forum 2017 was hosted 8 – 10 October in Istanbul by the Center for Strategic Research of the MFA Turkey(SAM).

More than 70 participants took part in the dialogues, under the theme ‘Leading United Nations Peace Operations: Priorities and Ways’.

These recommendations aim to inform the forthcoming review of the Considerations Study, as well as more general recommendations as they relate to senior mission leadership in UN peace operations emerging from the Annual Forum 2017.

To read the full Annual Forum report 2017, click here.

1. Considerations Study needs to be reviewed significantly to better reflect the role and importance of mission leaders

6. Considerations Study needs to be reviewed signifcantly to better refect the role and importance of mission leaders

9. Mission leaders need to consider their roles in engaging other leaders and regional organisations when it comes

12. Revised the defnition of civil society in the Considerations Study and update accordingly. 13. Develop a concrete

16. Ensure the Human Rights Due Diligence Policy is being applied when cooperating with national, parallel and regional

17. Undertake a review of the Considerations Study to include developments since the development of the Strategic Guidance

18. Create new output on the issue of addressing terrorism and violent extremism in the chapter ‘Creating a

22. Consider role and opportunities for cooperation with other Security Council mechanisms (e.g. sanctions) and regional organisations that

24. Identify how to incorporate new and emerging communication platforms internally within mission and with externalactors. 25. Establish

27. Ensure scenario-based training modules include comprehensive treatment of issues related to UNSCR 1325 and 2250, as well

31. Include more comprehensive treatment of mission transition strategies and what this means for leadership in Considerations Study.

32. Outline all the ‘harms’ whether intentional or unintentional that occur when undertaking peacekeeping operations, including environmental and