Operationalizing PoC under A4P Priorities: Assessing Challenges, Operational Changes, and Progress (Event Report)
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, PAX convened a virtual side event to our annual PoC Conference to explore the ways in which the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative has impacted Troop and Police Contributing Countries’ (T/PCCs) capacities to better coordinate for improved integration and implementation of the protection of civilians (PoC) in UN peacekeeping.
During the workshop, panelists from A4P PoC Champion States and the UN’s Department of Peace Operations took stock of the progress made and challenges that yet remain in upholding A4P commitments. Afterwards, participants were asked to reflect on the implementation of PoC in peacekeeping operations in light of recent UN reforms and reviews, exploring new tools and opportunities for improved operationalization, as well as identifying concrete steps Member States - notably T/PCCs and A4P PoC Champions - can take to uphold their A4P commitments and improve capacities for PoC. The virtual workshop brought together experts from UN peacekeeping missions, UN headquarters, civil society organizations operating in peacekeeping contexts, international NGOs, and UN Member States.
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Date of publication:
Dec 14, 2020