Relationships and Collaboration

The Military Staff Committee, by virtue of it being the military representative of the Security Council is uniquely positioned to promote the triangular consultation process through its meetings and activities related to peacekeeping. In accordance with Article 47, the Committee may invite any non-permanent Member State to participate in its meetings.

The linkages between the Committee and those offices of the Secretariat who have a direct impact on the military aspects of peacekeeping, although not formalised, remain relevant and require coordination and ongoing mutual support. These offices include but are not limited to the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Department of Peace Operations.