|Updated: 18-Oct-2002||October 2002|
The conference was jointly sponsored by the International Peace Academy, the European Union Institute for Security Studies and the Directorate for Strategic Affairs. It was organised into three sessions. The first, on cooperation in peace operations in Europe, examined evolving relationships on the political, doctrinal and operational levels, with special attention given to the role of the United States and Russia in the region. The second session focused on managing security sector reform in Europe, in particular, coordinating institutional responses after a conflict, the role of the military after a conflict, strengthening police capacity and reviving the judicial and penal system. The third session was on regional approaches to peace operations. It aimed to compare experiences in Europe and in other regions and to suggest ways to improve cooperation between the UN and regional organisations.
This was the closing conference in a project launched in 2000 on the UN, NATO and other regional actors in the 21st century: Partners in peace. This project sought to look into cooperation between regional organisations in conflict management to be able to develop specific suggestions for future interaction.