International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference 2022

Following the 2021 Seoul Peacekeeping Ministerial and the war in Ukraine, the 2022 UN Peacekeeping Conference will be dedicated to exploring how the UK can enhance its contributions to UN operations.

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Standard Online Conference Pass

£30 (excl. VAT) online event fee

OPEN TO ALL

Student Online Conference Pass

£10 (excl. VAT) online event fee

STUDENTS ONLY

Overview

The conference will review UN effectiveness in addressing the challenges of peacekeeping, with the objective of identifying opportunities to adapt to changing environments, both locally and globally. An integral part of this evolution is the Action for Peacekeeping Initiative which outlines the strategy for strengthening peacekeeping, including practical improvements on to how peacekeeping mandates can be delivered more effectively. Our keynote session will discuss how the UN Secretariat has directed that progress and what should be accomplished over the next two years. The role of technology in overcoming these challenges and in overcoming the increasing complexity of peacekeeping operations will also be discussed.

Speakers

Speakers will include:

  • Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations
  • Professor Cedric de Coning, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • Dr Anjali Dayal, Fordham University
  • Marissa Conway, CEO, UN-A UK
  • Guy Bennett, UNHQ
  • Dr Walter Dorn, Canadian Forces College
  • Dr Georgina Holmes, Imperial College
  • Brig (Rtd) Sara Sharkey CBE, Deloitte
  • Joanne Adamson, Diplomat
  • Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Chair of the International Relations and Defence Committee

Main Image Credit UN Peacekeepers from Zambia at the MINUSCA base in Bria, CAR.


Standard Online Conference Pass

£30 (excl. VAT) online event fee

OPEN TO ALL

Student Online Conference Pass

£10 (excl. VAT) online event fee

STUDENTS ONLY

Agenda

UN Peacekeepers Conference 2022: Enhancing UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

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    Introduction and Welcome

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    Panel One: How effectively does the UN address the challenges of Peacekeeping?

    Chair: Simon Rynn, RUSI

    Speakers:

    • Professor Cedric de Coning, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
    • Dr Anjali Dayal, Fordham University
    • Representative from the United Nations - TBC
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    Break

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    Session Two: The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Conversation

    Chair: Dr Karin von Hippel, Director-General, RUSI

    Speaker: Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations

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    Break

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    Session Three: The Margaret Anstee Panel: The Digital Transformation of Peacekeeping

    Chair: Marissa Conway, CEO, UN-A UK

    Speakers:

    • Guy Bennett, UNHQ, Lead Enhanced Situational Awareness
    • Dr Walter Dorn, Canadian Forces College
    • Dr Georgina Holmes, Imperial College
    • Brig (Rtd) Sara Sharkey CBE, Deloitte

     

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    Closing Remarks

    Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Chair of the International Relations and Defence Committee

How to Attend

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Joint conference organisers

  • UNA-UK

    This conference is jointly organised by RUSI and UNA-UK.

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