Recording: International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference 2022

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


The conference reviews 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 discusses 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 is also discussed.


Speakers 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 London
  • Brig (Rtd) Sara¬†Sharkey CBE, Deloitte
  • Joanne Adamson, Diplomat
  • Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Chair of the International Relations and Defence Committee

Session recordings

Introduction | Enhancing UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

Session One: How Effectively Does the UN Address the Challenges of Peacekeeping?

Session Two: The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Conversation

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

Closing Remarks: Enhancing UK Contribution to Peacekeeping


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