SIPRI held meetings in New York this week to present the findings of the report African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations.
The events were co-organized with the Permanent Missions of Ethiopia, Finland and the Netherlands and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). The panel discussion focused on the findings of the final report of the initiative The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II aimed at contributing to ongoing initiatives with the scope of strengthening the global-regional partnership between the UN and Africa.
During the panel discussion, SIPRI’s Dr. Jaïr van der Lijn, Head of the SIPRI Peace Operations and Conflict Management Programme, presented the project findings which are largely based on five regional dialogues in Africa and a global dialogue meeting which in addition to African participants also involved representatives from outside continent. The findings were focused primarily on pathways of improving future collaboration and mutual understanding between African and external actors.
The New York presentation events follow on from events in Brussels and Addis Ababa.