EPON Stellenbosch Seminar

On 20 October, the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network, the Training for Peace Programme and the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership hosted a seminar under the title “Examining the Effectiveness of a New Generation of African Peace Operations” at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa. 

EPON Seminar in Bogotá, Colombia

On 27 October 2022, the University de los Andes, HEGOA Institute of the University of the Basque Country and EPON organised a seminar on the effectiveness of the United Nations Special Political Mission in Colombia.

Annual General Meeting 2021

As 2021 is coming to an end we reflect back on the year, and future plans. We have completed studies on Mali and Cyprus and we will publish a study on the DRC later in November. There are also several studies underway and in the pipeline.  Before taking you through the studies, we would like […]

The infrastructures of war and peace by Tore Listou

Tore Listou was in 2020 a part of the EPON team completing a report on the UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The research report looked at the Effectiveness of UNAMID and was completed by a team of eight researchers. Partly based on research undertaken during the field visit to Darfur, Tore wrote the newly published […]

Annual General Meeting of the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network 2020

The third Annual General Meeting of the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) took place in a virtual format on Zoom on 24 November 2020, with over 50 partners participating. The EPON partners were briefed by EPON coordinator, Cedric de Coning, on the annual report, the Covid-19 situation, current research studies, and 2020 activities. The […]

Framing Peace Operations in a Changing Global Landscape

Today is the first day of this year’s Virtual Challenges Annual Forum VCAF20, which runs from 7 to 11 December 2020, with the overarching theme “Framing Peace Operations in a Changing Global Landscape”. One of the EPON partners, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is co-hosting the event together with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

The Future of Peace Operations

What direction will peace operations take in short-, medium- and longer-term future? How will it be affected by COVID-19? How will peace operations be affected by the changing global order?

Are UN Peacekeeping Operations effective, and if so, at what exactly?


How can peacekeepers use research about the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations to make their missions more effective? What kind of knowledge can we generate about the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations, and is it possible to predict if peacekeeping operations will be successful?

Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network at Stockholm Forum 2020

UN Peace Operations and COVID-19

“Sustaining Peace in the Time of COVID-19” was the topic of this year’s Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, convened online from 11–22 May 2020 by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).