Global Peace Operations Initiative

The Global Peace Operations Initiative strengthens partner nations’ capability and capacity to execute UN, African Union, and regional peace operations by strengthening partner nations’ capabilities to generate peacekeepers and build operational capacity.

GPOI is a State Department-funded security assistance program focused on strengthening the international capacity and capabilities of partner countries and regional organizations to execute UN and regional peace operations.

GPOI’s mission is to enhance partner countries’ self-sufficient peace operations proficiencies and build the capacity of the UN and regional organizations to conduct such missions.

Key program objectives are to:

  • Build self-sufficient peace operations capacity in partner countries
  • Support partner countries’ development and employment of critical enabling capabilities
  • Enhance partner country operational readiness and sustainment capabilities
  • Strengthen partner country rapid deployment capabilities
  • Expand the role of women and enhance gender integration
  • Build UN and regional organizations’ capabilities

For more information, visit the Department of State's factsheet on U.S. Peacekeeping Capacity Building Assistance.


African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership

Established in 2015, the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership was announced as a targeted, three-to-five-year initiative to help generate and rapidly deploy peacekeepers from six partner countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. The program’s mission is to build, strengthen, and institutionalize capabilities to rapidly respond to crises on the African continent.

APRRP complements GPOI’s broader capacity building efforts by focusing on developing high demand enabling capabilities (e.g., airlift; command, control, communications and information systems; engineering; logistics; and medical) that are persistent shortfalls in UN and regional peace operations, and which underpin capacity to deploy a rapid response force.

For more information, visit the Department of State's factsheet on U.S. Peacekeeping Capacity Building Assistance.

 

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