Peace operations require partnerships. Efforts to improve peacekeeping partnerships focus on enhancing cooperation between regional and sub-regional organizations including the African Union, cooperation with host governments, and triangular partnerships to support co-deployments and training. Key recommendations include:
- Identify comparative advantages of different partners. Think tanks and researchers should undertake a comparative analysis mapping the relative comparative advantages of UN peace operations, and regionally-led peace operations and enforcement missions, in order to clarify mandate strengths and strategic political objectives. This could include a mapping exercise which identifies the skills and resources that partners such as regional organizations can provide.
- Establish partnerships between different T/PCCs. The Secretariat should facilitate the development of ‘twinning’ partnerships between T/PCCs with different capabilities to provide support on performance issues and contingent owned equipment.