Cooperation in Peace Operations

Modern peace missions are complex. The traditional mission, consisting of separated humanitarian, political and military components, has developed into an integrated, multifunctional mission where civilian, police and military staff have to work side by side.

In order to carry out such missions it is a fundamental requirement to have a solid understanding of the needs and competences of all the actors on the ground. Coordination and cooperation between differing actors is the key to a successful contemporary peace mission. This is known as the “comprehensive approach”.

What does the FBA do?

  • Policy, research and development
    The FBA supports international research on peacekeeping missions.

  • Training
    The FBA offers a course on information and intelligence cooperation in multifunctional international operations.

  • International work
    The FBA seconds Swedish staff working with multifunctional cooperation, planning and assessment of international peace operations. Please see the map about our international projects. The FBA also hosts the international secretariat of the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations. The forum is a cooperation between partner organizations in 22 countries and contributes to concept and doctrine development for multifunctional international peace operations.

  • Cooperation
    In cooperation with the Swedish Armed Forces the FBA organizes the civil-military exercise Viking, a training platform designed to prepare civilians, military and police for deployment to a peace mission area. The FBA also contributes with civilian competences to the Combined Joint Staff Exercise, an exercise conducted by the Swedish Defence College. In addition, the FBA supports SWEDINT’s organization of the United Nations civilian staff officer course, a basic course on UN multifunctional peacekeeping.


“To reach gender equality, training and commitment is needed”

To commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, FBA presents its support to ECOWAS, Economic Community of West African States, and how it has led to organizational change and a commitment to actively push the work for gender equality.

2019-03-08 13:57

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Executive Summary: Report on UN-FBA joint Learning Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

On 5-7 December 2018, FBA hosted a joint UN learning forum on youth, peace and security. This is an executive summary of the forum that was held at the island of Sandö, Sweden.




  • Posted by Linda Forsberg

    Achieving gender equality in UN peacekeeping – a lot like building new doors

    When you visualise a door, what do you see?

    To me, the image of a closed door has similarities to gender equality and UN peacekeeping. Let me explain.

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres aims to achieve gender equality throughout the UN system by 2028. He is actively prioritising to change the inverse relationship across the UN system between seniority and women’s representation – the higher the grade, the larger the gap in gender parity. Particular attention is directed towards ... Read entire post »

    2019-04-18 10:54
  • Posted by Julia Kempny

    Peace and life – or nabad iyo nolol in Somali

    Acute vertigo kicked in as I stepped off the helicopter and my feet touched solid ground for the first time after six days at sea, and I realized that my job as Political Adviser to the EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) was beyond that of a normal desk job.

    The helicopter had departed from an Italian warship off the coast of Mogadishu where I had spent the better part of a week sailing up ... Read entire post »

    2019-04-10 11:18
  • Posted by Ludmila Ceban

    Elections aside, more focus on the rule of law needed in Ukraine

    During the presidential elections in Ukraine on March 31, 2 690 violations of the electoral law were reported to the police. The Central Electoral Commission received over 130 complaints. But the appeals, complaints and their effectiveness haven’t necessarily made the headlines in the view of the actual election results.

    The type of complaints, however, coupled with over 80 investigations on vote-buying, questionable campaign financing, and the manipulation of administrative resources at the national and local level, are ... Read entire post »

    2019-04-05 11:04

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