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Peacebuilding

Delegates Meeting

Delegates Meeting.

Photo Credit: UN/Paulo Filgueiras

The UN is increasingly undertaking activities that address the underlying causes of conflict.

The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) was created by both the General Assembly and the Security Council in 2005.

The Commission fills an important gap in the UN system in the relief-to-development continuum. It brings together the government of a specific country together with all the relevant international and national actors to discuss and decide on a long-term peacebuilding strategy with the aim of preventing a relapse into conflict.

It is mandated to: “marshal resources and to advise on and propose integrated strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery.” The PBC focuses attention on reconstruction, institution-building and sustainable development, in countries emerging from conflict.

The United Nations increasingly carries out activities to address the underlying causes of conflict.