Non Governmental Organisations/Think Tanks
"Key Regional Partner Organisations, such as the European Union, are developing capability platforms that could help address some of the resource challenges that UN peacekeeping missions face. Ireland is ready to work with the UN in the framework of PESCO to develop and utilise these tools for the benefit of all. 4 Effectiveness is also strengthened through the increased participation of women as peacekeepers, an aim to which Ireland is committed, along with doubling female participation in our Defence Forces. Ireland recently co-hosted an event in the Netherlands with the Dutch Foreign Ministry which focused on the challenges that remain in addressing structural and societal barriers to such participation. We need to listen more to those women peacekeepers in the field to allow us strategically effect change. Similarly we need to be more strategic on the issue of capacity. We know training is a key issue and many members have provided offers in this area. We now need to identify where gaps continue to exist and consider how best we address those. Now more than ever the UN needs to demonstrate that it is capable of fulfilling its obligations. This requires developing the capacities of those who we call upon to carry out that role."
NORTH atlantic Treaty Organisation(NATO)
'NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation ahead of a meeting with EU Foreign Ministers on Monday (13 November 2017). “I believe that this can strengthen European defence,” he said, while stressing the need for complementarity between NATO and EU efforts. Mr. Stoltenberg also highlighted that military mobility can be a flagship of NATO-EU cooperation, which is being stepped up."