On 19 March 2015, Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi delivered a keynote speech to start an exchange of views by practitioners and scholars of UN peace operations held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The informal consultation meeting was convened by Stephen Browne and Thomas Weiss, co-directors of the Future United Nations Development System (FUNDS) and sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.
The meeting was opened by Mr. Michael Møller of Denmark, Acting Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. It was attended by about 45 participants including current and former special representatives and heads of UN peace missions as well as ambassadors, university professors and researchers.
The two-day exchange of views started with a discussion of the results of the 2014 expert survey conducted and presented by Stephen Browne concerning the UN`s future in peacebuilding. For detail, please access http://futureun.org/en/.