Although the UN is ultimately responsible for international peace and security, cooperating with regional organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America helps the UN carry out this responsibility more efficiently and effectively than if it had to act on its own.
In the current global context, the relationship between the UN and the AU stands out as crucial for international peace and security. UN and AU peace operations are mutually interdependent on several levels, and a concerted effort is needed from both institutions to further deepen and institutionalize this relationship.
The presentations at the event will identify which elements of this relationship need to be further strengthened in the months ahead and will offer specific recommendations on key issues, such as shared analysis and planning, support and financing, transitions, and joint lessons learned studies.
At the seminar, the newly published book, The Future of African Peace Operations: From Janjaweed to Boko Haram, edited by Cedric de Coning, Linnea Gelot, and John Karlsrud, will also be featured and discussed. More information on the book can be found at Zed Books.

Please note that this event will take place at IPI in New York and that you must register through their web pages to attend this event. You will find more information on panelists, programme and registration here.