Draft A4P Recommendations: Executive Outcome Report – Challenges Annual Forum 2019

This summary report captures some of the discussions and recommendations that emerged during the two-day forum from a range of individuals serving in peace operations and engaged in the reform of peace operations as part of the Challenges Partnership. Video summaries of some key recommendations can be found at the event page.

The Challenges Annual Forum 2019 was hosted 10 to 11 June in Montreal by the Government of Canada. More than 120 participants from over 30 countries, the United Nations, academia and think-tanks took part in the dialogue over two days. The theme for the annual forum was A4P-Improving on Political Strategy, Peacebuilding, Mission Management and Transitions to Enduring Peace. Drawing on presentations from senior UN officials, active and former mission leaders from UN missions, experts and researchers, and working group discussions, the Forum provided a platform to examine the reforms and collective action required to advance and maintain momentum for the Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative.

In total, more than 120 participants from over 30 countries met to discuss a number of topics and listen to speakers and panellists talking about challenges and opportunities in modern peace operations.