Challenges Annual Forum Report 2015
The Challenges Annual Forum 2015 addressed the theme of ‘Institution- and Capacity-building for Peace: Implications of the UN’s Review Panels’ Recommendations for Future Missions’.
Efforts to address the complex and diverse range of challenges facing peace operations require a complementary, coherent and integrated approach across the UN system and among international stakeholders. This is critical to ensuring that peace operations are prepared and able to support sustainable peace. The Annual Forum Report 2015 examines these challenges departing from an analysis of the recommendations and outcomes of several major reviews and developments throughout the year, including the reviews on UN peace operations, the peacebuilding architecture and the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, as well as the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Forum agreed that partnerships among all stakeholders are essential to progress on the recommendations across these reviews and to improve the approach of peace operations to institution- and capacity-building.
This report comprises a comprehensive summary of the presentations, discussions and background materials of the Challenges Annual Forum 2015 on ‘Institution- and Capacity-building for Peace: Implications of the UN Review Panels’ Recommendations for Future Missions’. It also presents a number of targeted recommendations derived from the speakers’ and participants’ views on the current challenges of peace operations.
The Challenges Annual Forum 2015 was hosted by the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the Armenian Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.