I recently had the privilege to visit Challenges Forum partners in three capitals – Beijing, Moscow and Tokyo – as part of the International Secretariat of the Challenges Forum’s work to coordinate our 49 partners in 22 countries.
The visits gave the Secretariat a chance to listen to views and perspectives on peacekeeping and peacebuilding among several important stakeholders in multilateral security issues, as well as to discuss the UN Secretary-General’s ‘Action for Peacekeeping’ initiative (A4P) that ... Läs hela inlägget »
On March 28 this year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the UN’s Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) agenda. At the heart of the initiative lies an urgent call to mobilise support for peace operations, which are increasingly faced with a wide-array of complex challenges.
Operating in some of the most difficult environments and intractable conflicts on the planet, UN and multilateral peace operations today are dealing with a host of issues and unrealistic expectations by the international community ... Läs hela inlägget »
Recently I joined the team at the International Secretariat of the Challenges Forum, or to give its full name: The International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations. Challenges Forum, CF for short, is a global partnership of 49 leading organizations and departments working on peace operations, representing 22 countries from across all regions of the global North and South.
Established in 1996, the aim of CF is to improve peace operations by identifying the critical challenges ... Läs hela inlägget »