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UN Peacekeepers’ Conference Keeping Today’s International Peace: A job for more than the Military

31 May 2006, 8:00 to 16:00

This Conference for Members is held annually in association with the United Nations Association on or about 29 May, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. This third conference offers the first public platform to the British government to introduce its plans for enhanced assessment and planning for international policing duties. Also, Stefan Feller, Head of the European Union Police Unit will introduce proposals including the creation of EU Independent Police Units, influenced by the Italian Carabinieri and similar forces. Separately, the fast-expanding role now being taken by civilians in peacekeeping will be reviewed.

The annual Folke Bernadotte lecture titled 'Why a merger of peacebuilding and development would reform rather than transform war-torn societies' will be given by Professor Michael Pugh, Editor, International Peacekeeping. Thismay well challenge elements of conventional peacekeeping doctrine.

At 1pm, there will be a wreath-laying at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in memory of those who have died serving UN missions in the cause of peace. This has been well-attended by representatives of many nations in the past.

 

The registration fee is £30 (inclusive of VAT) which also includes a sandwich lunch.

 

VENUE: RUSI, Whitehall, London, UK

Registration Enquiries:
Dawn Williams - Events Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7747 2615
Email: dawnw@rusi.org

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