Peacekeeping - Peacebuilding: Preparing for the future

House of the Estates (Säätytalo) · 29.05.2006 00:00 - 00:00

The UPI Report based on the seminar by Dr Hanna Ojanen is available below:

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Opening of the seminar:
Dr Tapani Vaahtoranta, Director, the FIIA

Documentary film on the early days of Finnish UN peacekeeping, commentator Mr Erkki Toivanen

14.15 – 15.30

First session:
The “hands and minds” of peacekeeping

Dr Tapani Vaahtoranta

Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi
former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General
United Nations’ peacekeeping in perspective

Dr Erkki Tuomioja
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland
Peacekeeping in Finnish foreign and security policy

Dr Thierry Tardy
Course Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Switzerland
The EU and NATO as peacekeepers


15.30 – 16.00 Coffee pause

16.00 – 17.45

Second session:
The real impact of peacekeeping now and in the future

Ms Pauliina Arola, Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), Finland

Mr Cedric de Coning
Research Fellow, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), South Africa
The future of peacekeeping in Africa

Mr Espen Barth Eide
State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Norway
From peacekeeping to peacebuilding

Panel debate (all speakers), commenced by Admiral Juhani Kaskeala, Chief of Defence, Finland

Conclusive remarks by Ambassador Jaakko Iloniemi