Press Release 10/17/18 (Kent, Connecticut) – Peacekeeping is one of the most effective tools available to the United Nations in the promotion and maintenance of international peace and security. Yet it faces several challenges that undermine its ability to deliver on its mandates. The Kent Memorial Library is proud to present a lecture on UN Peacekeeping: Its Challenges & Latest Efforts on Saturday, November 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The presentation will provide a general overview of modern United Nations peacekeeping. It will then delve into the current issues that define the international mandates and the operations, from the challenges faced on the ground to the latest efforts to create peacekeeping operations fit for the future, including the UN Secretary-General’s “Action for Peacekeeping” initiative (A4P).

The lecture will be presented by Kent resident Jean-Daniel Cloutier. Cloutier works in the field of information management in the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO-DFS) at the United Nations in New York. Since 2014, he has been responsible for reviewing the documents intended for the Under-Secretaries-General (Heads) of the two departments, as well as for providing advice and policy on handling official correspondence. He holds a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa in Canada.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.