Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium set for 21-24 June

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) and the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of South Africa, will be hosting the Sixth Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium in the City of Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa, from 21 to 24 June 2022. This event was originally planned for 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19. This will be the first time the Symposium is held in Africa.

The Symposium offers a unique forum for leaders and expert participants from the United Nations, Member States and Academia, to explore opportunities for the application of technology solutions to current and emerging challenges faced in UN Peace Operations. While the work of the Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping initiative is carried on during the year its future efforts impetus and focus is an outcome of the engagements between the UN, Member States and Academia at the Symposium.

The theme of the 2022 Symposium is “Informed - Aware – Effective” with the following five priority areas being examined in depth:

  1. Protecting Peacekeepers
  2. Information-Driven Peace Operations
  3. Integrated Training and Capacity Building
  4. Eco-responsibility
  5. Telemedicine

The Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping has been instrumental in implementing impactful projects with a wide range of peacekeeping partners, and delivering technology solutions to address key challenges facing United Nations field operations.

This year’s event is expected to be attended by approximately 250 delegates. South Africa will be represented at minimum at the Ministerial level.  The UN delegation will be led by Mr. Atul Khare the USG for the Department of Operational Support.

For more information, please visit the Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium page on the Department of Operational Support website.