Political Solutions

  1. Consider more innovative approaches to roles and responsibilities in drafting the mandates of peace operations (e.g. opening up pen-holder roles, inclusion of civil society and marginalized groups).
    Stakeholder action: Security Council.
  2. Map how different mission leadership teams have shared responsibilities, to identify how to strengthen the role and ability of the SRSG to focus more on political strategy. Stakeholder action: Secretariat, Field Missions
  3. Consider mandating processes that evolve based on conditions on the ground, rather than a set timetable. Stakeholder action: Security Council
  4. Improve strategic communication by sharing mission objectives, achievements and milestones with internal and external stakeholders, as a mechanism to build trust and generate support for resources. Stakeholder action: Field Mission, Secretariat