GGI briefs United Nation’s Special Committee on UN Peacekeeping on increasing regional contributions to Peacekeeping

Peace and Security
Brussels -
February 2024

On Tuesday, 13 February 2024, Maria José Maldonado (Research Fellow in the Peace & Security Section) briefed the United Nations Special Committee on UN Peacekeeping Operations (the so-called ‘C34 Committee’) as part of GGI’s research and policy advice project on how to increase regional contributions and support to UN Peacekeeping.

Maria was invited to the C34 Committee to present the findings of GGI’s in-depth report “Contributions of Latin America and the Caribbean to UN Peace Operations and Recommendations to Increase this Participation” published in coordination with Herbert Loret and Sophie Aloe from the Light Coordination Mechanism / United Nations Peacekeeping Integrated Training Service, and co-authored by Joachim Koops and Maria José Maldonado.

In her briefing, Maria outlined the past track-record of Latin American and Caribbean states in contributing to UN Peacekeeping, charted out some of the main achievements and lessons during the last three decades and identified both challenges, but also opportunities for stronger participation from countries in the region to future UN Peace Operations.

The presentation was followed by a Q&A session with delegates and member states as well as the United Nations Military Advisor General Birame Diop.

The project is part of the Global Governance Institute’s wider in-depth research, analysis and dialogue with core member states of different regions in an effort to increase regional support to UN peacekeeping at a time of multifaceted challenges.