The New Horizons report promotes initiatives that will lead to more effective and efficient peacekeeping missions.
• Setting goals. The report aims to create realistic and achievable mission mandates that are accompanied by clear political strategies, sound planning, and effective management by all stakeholders, including the Secretary-General, the Security Council, regional organizations, and troop-contributing countries.
• Faster deployment. It currently takes more than 90 days to get a minimal operation on the ground and about 14 months to deploy a full-scale peace operation. Establishing regional hubs will facilitate logistical deployment and reduce the time it takes to get boots on the ground.
• Exit strategy. A number of peacekeeping missions have been in place for 60 years with no exit strategy because the conflicts have not been resolved. The report recommends that all peacekeeping missions should include a clear political process that is supported by all actors and regional organizations to resolve the conflict.