Plug and Play: Multinational Rotation Contributions for UN Peacekeeping Operations

Friday 19 May 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM at International Peace Institute, 777 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor.

When: Friday 19 May 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Where: Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security & Development, International Peace Institute, 777 United Nations Plaza (12th Floor) (Corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street)

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) are pleased to invite you to a policy forum event to launch the report

Plug and Play: Multinational Rotation Contributions for UN Peacekeeping Operations,”

which was recently published by NUPI and IPI with funding from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence. The event will take place at IPI on Friday, May 19, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Keynote Address:

  • Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Defence, Norway


  • Arthur Boutellis, Director, Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, International Peace Institute
  • Jean-Paul Deconinck, Force Commander, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
  • Jorge Torres, Military Adviser, Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations (TBC)
  • UN Representative (TBC)


  • Youssef Mahmoud, Senior Adviser, International Peace Institute


In 2016, Norway spearheaded the multinational rotation contribution (MRC) of a C-130 transport plane to MINUSMA, together with Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, and Sweden. This innovative partnership seeks to complement traditional force generation by enabling a predictable and cost-effective supply of capabilities to UN peace operations.

Read more: New Norwegian led rotation in Mali for transport aircraft

With a keynote address by Norway’s Minister of Defence, H.E. Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide, speakers will discuss the concept of MRCs, outlining early lessons from Norway’s rotation, which concluded in November 2016, and providing key recommendations on the broader applicability of MRCs in the context of UN peacekeeping reform. How can smaller nations better cooperate and coordinate joint peace efforts? How can the MRC model lower the threshold and increase the incentives for member states to contribute? What are some key features that make MRCs work?

We hope you will join us for this timely discussion.

For questions contact:
Amanda Murchison, or 212 225-9638

IPI, 777 United Nations Plaza
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