Meeting Notes - February 10, 2011
Being a Peacekeeper: The Challenges and Opportunities of 21st-Century Peace Operations
Martin Fischer and Adam C. Smith, rapporteurs
The need for skilled military and police contributions to peace operations is an ever-present concern, and the demands that peace operations place on contributing countries have become increasingly complex.
In its 2010 report, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (C-34) emphasized the need to broaden the base of troop- and police-contributing countries (TCCs and PCCs). As a response, in part, to those recommendations, the International Peace Institute and the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre launched the Being a Peacekeeper series. The November 2010 two-day roundtable was just the beginning of a conversation; future meetings, both in New York and in regional capitals, will provide space for continued dialogue among TCCs and PCCs in 2011.
This publication is a summary of comments from the November 2010 Being a Peacekeeper roundtable.
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