Triangular Partnerships in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Promoting Innovation and Sustainability

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On March 22nd, IPI together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan cohosted a virtual policy forum on “Triangular Partnerships in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Promoting Innovation and Sustainability.”

This virtual policy forum focused on triangular partnerships and how they can contribute to effective and sustainable UN peacekeeping operations. It analyzed how these partnerships can help improve mandate delivery by responding to specialized technical and operational needs. The virtual policy provided opportunities for member states and UN officials to discuss their experiences with triangular partnerships and consider areas for prioritization in the coming years. The policy forum also reflected on the outcomes of the 2021 UN Peacekeeping Ministerial and how various pledges will help the UN Secretariat address critical capabilities gaps. Finally, it considered suggestions for improving the sustainability of these triangular partnerships and discussed ways they could provide platforms through which member states can contribute to UN peacekeeping more innovatively.

Opening remarks:
Ambassador Motosada Matano, Deputy Director-General and Deputy Assistant Minister, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Keynote remarks:
Mr. Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support

Brigadier Joyce Sitienei, Director, International Peace Support Training Centre, Kenya
Major General Hoàng Kim Phụng, Director of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Ministry of National Defence of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Dr. Omowunmi Omo, Head of the Field Training Support Team, Policy, Evaluation and Training Division, UN Department of Peace Operations
Mr. Yoshimitsu Morihiro, Senior Operations Coordinator, Joint Staff, Japan Ministry of Defense

Dr. Jenna Russo, IPI Director of Research and Head of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations