This Friday, the UN hosts the 2019 Peacekeeping Ministerial Conference, an opportunity for politicians and diplomats to fill gaps in blue helmet missions.
- In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s UN Director Richard Gowan previews the agenda.
What is the point of the conference?
This is the latest edition of a series of conferences that former U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off with other leaders at the UN General Assembly in 2015.
Vice President Joe Biden had chaired a trial run the previous year.
The basic idea is to get senior figures together to pledge military units, or other forms of help like training, to UN Peacekeeping.
This process was the…