In order to strengthen the link between peacekeeping and peacebuilding, the UN Security Council adopted UNSCR 2594 (2021). This resolution mandated UN peace operations to prioritize inclusive national and local ownership, coherent and integrated planning and coordination, and engagement with civil society, including women and youth, among other stakeholders in their drawdown and transition.
During this year’s Protection of Civilians Week at the UN, an expert level event will examine practical implementation of UNSCR 2594 (2021), drawing on recent research from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with lessons from Darfur and elsewhere. The roundtable will examine the field realities of how Protection of Civilians is prioritized throughout transition processes, including protection of specific vulnerable groups.
Relevant experts, field-based UN staff, and civil society representatives will discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen local and national ownership, engaging communities, and creating civic space and participation channels for civil society in planning for peacekeeping transition, while prioritizing the safety and capacity of local protection partners.
Live English/French interpretation will be available.