Case study : lessons learned from the UN

The Case study : lessons learned from the UN report provides an analysis of the United Nations practice from the institutional and technical angles.

The United Nations, as an active player in peace support operations is confronted with many questions in relation to information and communication management. Indeed at the UN there are adequate Communication and Information Systems aiming to increase effectiveness and efficiency of day-to-day routine tasks related with all missions’ phases (preparation, establishment of the mission mandate, mission setup, detailed planning, implementation, deployment and closure).

The recently published European Union Global Strategy lays out the strategy underlying the Common Security and Defence Policy while the Lisbon Treaty provides the legal clarity on the institutional aspects. This strategy was issued to make Europe resilient when facing crisis and preserve Europe’s core interests and values. Despite the fact that United Nations and the European External Action Service have institutional differences, they also share common experience with field missions.

The report focus on the institutional landscape of the United Nations in terms of institutional and organizational differences between the United Nations and the European Union in peace and security mission. This analysis at strategic level is complemented with the provision of the state-of-the-art of IT solutions implemented within the United Nations environment and which serves its very wide user community.
It provides a comprehensive set of lessons learned as derived from the visit to the UN providing an overall picture on how to approach a common platform.