Brahimi Opens Geneva Consultation about UN’s Roles in Conflict-Prone States (19th March 2015)

 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.



From left to right: Stephen Browne, Ambassador Lahkdar Brahimi, Sukehiro Hasegawa
        From left to right: Stephen Browne, Ambassador Lahkdar Brahimi, Sukehiro Hasegawa


 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/.



 Dr. Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, chaired the second session and a round table discussion on the past and ongoing problems in peacekeeping and peacebuilding operation. He provided the participants with copies of the White Paper on Peacebuilding. This document may be obtained from the website of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform: http://www.gpplatform.ch.
 Dr. Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, chaired the second session and a round table discussion on the past and ongoing problems in peacekeeping and peacebuilding operation. He provided the participants with copies of the White Paper on Peacebuilding. This document may be obtained from the website of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform: http://www.gpplatform.ch.


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