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.


Electoral violence a threat to peace and democratic development

Up to 84 million Nigerians are now going to the polls. But the risk of violence in connection with the presidential and parliamentary election casts a long shadow over Africa’s most populated nation. Hundreds of lives have been lost during earlier elections. Electoral violence is also a threat to peace in many other countries. FBA conducts research and training on prevention of electoral violence, and deploys election observers whose presence can contribute to law and order.

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