This year’s International Day of UN Peacekeepers conference will take place at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET on the 24 May between 0930 and 1615.
The conference fee of £20, with a special rate of £10 for students, includes related documents, morning refreshments and lunch. Tickets for the conference are available here.
This annual conference, jointly organised by UNA-UK, UNA-Westminster and RUSI, is the UK’s most authoritative public review of UN peacekeeping activities. It brings together UN practitioners, diplomats, military and the public for an expert discussion of the most pressing issues in peacekeeping today.
Now in it’s 15th year, the conference will focus on ‘Better peacekeeping: how to make the most of UN missions’, and will take a deep look at the practical and theoretical questions which arise when we seek to turn the Ministerial Summit’s 3P agenda into a plan of action. The three sessions will between them cover the issues of leadership and accountability, the tension between protection of civilians and mission security, and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
The conference will provide a meeting ground between the UN, the Military Community, the Academic community, and Non Governmental organizations.
The keynote speech – the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Lecture – will be given by Major General (Retd) Patrick Cammaert, former Force Commander of the UN Mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) and the author of the Independent Special Investigation into the violence which occurred in Juba in 2016 and UNMISS response.
The agenda will feature peacekeeping experts and practitioners from around the world, including Hilde F.Johnson, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), Nicola Dahrendorf, former Senior adviser on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and Chief of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Conduct and Discipline Team in the Central African Republic, General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and MOD Gender Champion, and HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, UNA-UK Patron and a former UN peacekeeper.
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