Human rights are intrinsically linked to peace and security and often form the basis for the Security Council's call for UN engagement in a country situation.
Human rights are intrinsically linked to peace and security and often form the basis for
the Security Council's call for UN engagement in a country situation.The conference will serve as follow up to the UNSC Open Debate on Peace Operations and Human Rights held during the German UNSC presidency in July 2020. It will allow participants, especially peacekeeping and human rights experts to address the topic in more depth through an interactive format.The event will address the cooperation and coordination between military and human rights components for the implementation of mandated tasks. It will in particular focus on how cooperation between human rights and military components can be further improved on the basis of good practices in UN peace operations.The conference will provide the opportunity for civilian and uniformed experts from UN member states as well as for civil society to exchange views and acquire a deeper understanding of good practices. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss with representatives from the Department of Peace Operations, OHCHR, UN peace operations and member states.