Kent Memorial Library will present a program, “UN Peacekeeping: Its Challenges & Latest Efforts,” Nov. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The presentation will provide a general overview of modern United Nations peacekeeping, then delve into the current issues that define the international mandates and the operations, from the challenges faced on the ground to the latest efforts to create peacekeeping operations fit for the future, including the UN Secretary-General's "Action for Peacekeeping" initiative.

The lecture will be presented by Kent resident Jean-Daniel Cloutier, who works in the field of information management in the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support at the United Nations in New York.

Since 2014, he has been responsible for reviewing the documents intended for the Under-Secretaries-General (Heads) of the two departments, as well as for providing advice and policy on handling official correspondence.

He holds a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Ottawa in Canada.

For more information and RSVP, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.