Webinar: Sustaining Progress on A4P – An Asia-Pacific perspective

On Thursday 17 June, Challenges Forum together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia organized a webinar on Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) in Asia-Pacific.

See twitter thread for highlights from the event

2021 marks the third anniversary of the Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative, which continues to be the roadmap for all peacekeeping stakeholders — Member States, the UN Secretariat, and regional partners — to renew and strengthen their collective engagement with UN peacekeeping.

While some progress has been made in advancing the A4P Agenda, much remains to be done. Most recently, the UN Secretariat launched A4P+ to outline areas where stakeholders need to come together for significant progress.

How can countries in the Asia-Pacific region through enhanced partnerships, support the A4P+priorities such as collective coherence behind a political strategy, and mindsets & capabilities.

The event can be viewed again on our YouTube channel

The panelists taking part in the very interesting discussion were:
Mr Guang Cong, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political) for South Sudan (UNMISS)
Dr Fitri Bintang Timur, Researcher, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia
Dr Charlie Hunt, Associate Professor of International Security, RMIT University, Australia
Mr Rolliansyah Soemirat, Director for International Security and Disarmament, Directorate General of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

The conversation was moderated by Sharon Wiharta, Senior Peace Operation Specialist at Challenges Forum International Secretariat (CFIS).