Operation Peace Roundtable Explores Challenges to Peacekeeping

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  • 2017•02•27     The Hague

    Set amid a rapidly changing backdrop of peacekeeping missions, the “Operation Peace” roundtable discussed the many systematic challenges to UN peacekeeping. The session — part of the “Future Force” conference held in The Hague on 9–10 February 2017, and was co-organised by the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).

    Speakers from academia, diplomacy, and the military discussed a range of issues, including the challenges of hybrid missions, the importance of the UN Peacebuilding Commission to the peacekeeping architecture, and the need to keep up with technological innovation. The session also contributed to policy-relevant work on the new and emerging realities of UN peacekeeping, particularly on the ongoing missions with a stabilisation mandate.

    For more information on the session, as well as the speakers’ biographies and views on the challenges to peacekeeping, see the news story on the UNU-MERIT website.