The Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES), the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) and the Department of Politics and Governance of the University of Nicosia have the pleasure to invite you to the launch of a new report, entitled:
A Comparative Study of Older One-Dimensional UN Peace Operations. Is the Future of UN Peacekeeping its Past?
By Dr. Alexandra Novosseloff
And a Round Table Discussion on:
The Relevance of Older One-Dimensional UN Missions for Future UN Peacekeeping
The event will take place on April 7, 2022 from 15:00 to 17:45 at UNESCO Chair Amphitheatre, University of Nicosia. Following the measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is mandatory to RSVP by emailing office(at)fescyprus.org. On the day of the event, you will be required to show your SAFEPASS or your negative antigen rapid test, which is valid for 24 hours from the time of sampling, along with your identification document.
The aim of the new FES/EPON report is to highlight some of the common features of first-generation unidimensional peacekeeping operations, like the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and others such as UNTSO (Middle East), UNMOGIP (India and Pakistan), UNDOF (Golan), UNIFIL (Lebanon) and MINURSO (Western Sahara). These features include the way they are perceived by the Security Council, their deployment in parallel to a peacemaking process, the positioning of great powers towards them, and the extreme sensitivity of local political actors towards their activity. The objective is to look at how these types of missions, which were first established during the Cold War era, may become more relevant again in the future. In the current context of a paralyzed Security Council, lessons from missions created during previous eras of superpower rivalry may be helpful to navigate future tensions.
15:00 Welcoming remarks
15:15 Presentation of the report
15:30 Roundtable, chaired by Cedric de Coning, NUPI & EPON
Other participants to the roundtable:
17:00 Q & A session
17:30 Concluding remarks by Colin Stewart, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus
17:45 Closing of the roundtable