ZIF at Challenges Annual Forum 2018


This year’s Annual Forum of the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations (Challenges Forum) took place on 28-29 November 2018 in Saltsjöbaden (Sweden), hosted by the Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Swedish Armed Forces. The Forum focused on strengthening the effectiveness of the United Nations Secretary-General’s initiative “Action for Peacekeeping (A4P)”. The initiative responds to concerns that peace operations are deployed to increasingly challenging and complex environments and on the reforms necessary at the UN-level to address these challenges. In different working groups – dedicated to the topics of peacebuilding, mandate & strategic performance, protection & partnerships, and people – around 140 participants from most of the 29 Challenges Forum partner organizations, the United Nations, and other organizations active in the field discussed what is to be done and how to implement the shared commitments that have been agreed upon to improve peace operations.