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Annual Meeting of the Group of Friends of Corrections in Peace Operations – GoF

Event Start Date:
15th October 2019
Event End Date:
17th October 2019
Event Theme:
Annual Meeting of the Group of Friends of Corrections in Peace Operations
Location:
Permanent Mission of Norway, 1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza #35; 2nd Avenue, between 47th and 48th Street

The Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations

would like to invite you to the Annual Meeting of the Group of Friends of Corrections in Peace Operations (GoF)

October 15, 2019 in New York (open venue)

Discussions will focus on:

  • A Review of the Needs within United Nations Peace Operations Missions
  • Overview of Group of Friends Activities and Ongoing Initiatives

(at the Permanent Mission of Norway located at 1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza #35; 2nd Avenue, between 47th and 48th Street)

From 0930 – 1600 hrs

Registration will start at 0900 hrs

Opening Ceremony and Speeches to commence at 0930 hrs

Presentations and Discussion

Coffee and a light lunch will be provided

October 16 – 17, 2019 in New York (closed venue)

Location TBD

Technical working group discussions will focus on:

  • Institutional Reform of the Group of Friends
  • Review of the Group of Friends Terms of Reference and Work Plan

The Group of Friends of Corrections in Peace Operations is a United Nations Member States-driven initiative providing expert advice and support on correctional issues to the UN Department of Peace Operations. The GoF was formed in 2011 when Member States identified a need to continue developing high calibre corrections personnel to be deployed as experts on UN missions, to increase sharing of ideas internationally, and to support critical activities intended to strengthen corrections sectors in post-conflict settings. The Group includes over 45 Member States and their correctional services, which is supported by Correctional Subject Matter Experts made up of UN entities and non- governmental and civil society organizations with an interest in corrections in peace operations.

A concept note and agenda for the meeting will be issued shortly.

Representatives from national correctional services are particularly encouraged to attend.

RSVP (Only for non UN card holders): remengervais.gmail.com / s.songnaba@burkina-onu.org