International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference 2021: Enhancing the UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

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Main Image Credit The UK Task Force, deployed with the aim of delivering quality engineering output in support of UNMISS, pictured in 2019. Courtesy of UNMISS/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


A report from the International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference 2021, which considered how middle powers, and the UK specifically, might match ambitions with actions.

The UK government’s recently released Integrated Review casts the UK as a problem-solving and burden-sharing country with a global perspective. Invoking the country’s responsibilities as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, it promises a Global Britain that will play a more active part in sustaining the international order and protecting human rights and global norms. A generous defence budget will allow the UK to do more on peacekeeping. As welcome as this ambition is, details about how such objectives might be achieved remain scarce.

The International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference 2021, jointly organised by RUSI, UNA-UK and UNA Westminster, considered how middle powers, and the UK specifically, might match ambitions with actions. In doing so, it hopes to inform preparation for the delayed UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting in Seoul in December 2021.

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International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference 2021

Joint conference organisers

  • UNA-UK

    The 2021 conference was jointly organised by RUSI, UNA-UK and UNA Westminster.

  • UNA Westminster

    The 2021 conference was jointly organised by RUSI, UNA-UK and UNA Westminster.


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Paul O’Neill

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