Challenges Forum Webinar:”“Improving Peacekeeping Effectiveness by Increasing Diversity of Mission Composition?”

On Friday 23 October, Challenges Forums hosted an open webinar on the diversity of mission composition within UN peace opearations.

  • Lt Gen (Retired) Alberto dos Santos Cruz, former UN Force Commander MONUSCO, MINUSTAH and High-Level Review of Peacekeeping Fatalities, 
  • Dr Chiara Ruffa, Associate Professor at the Swedish Defence University and Academic fellow at Uppsala University.
  • Richard Gowan, UN Director, International Crisis Group
  • Gabriella Seymour, Chief, Leadership Support Section, Office of the Director for the Coordination of Shared Services, DPPA-DPO, United Nations

The chair of the session was Sharon Wiharta, Senior Peace Operation Specialist at Challenges Forum International Secretariat (CFIS).

The webinar was based on the newly published book ‘Composing Peace: Mission Composition in UN Peacekeeping’ by Vincenzo Bove, Chiara Ruffa and Andrea Ruggeri. More information on the study is available in this background paper.

The full webinar has been published on our YouTube-channel and is available to watch below.