Report of the Peacebuilding Commission; Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund: joint debate
Background: Report of the Peacebuilding Commission
At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly decided, acting concurrently with the Security Council, with a view to operationalizing the decision by the 2005 World Summit (resolution 60/1, para. 97), to establish the Peacebuilding Commission as an intergovernmental advisory body:
- to bring together all relevant actors to marshal resources and to advise on and propose integrated strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery;
- to focus attention on the reconstruction and institution-building efforts necessary for recovery from conflict and to support the development of integrated strategies in order to lay the foundation for sustainable development; and
- to provide recommendations and information to improve the coordination of all relevant actors within and outside the United Nations, to develop best practices, to help to ensure predictable financing for early recovery activities and to extend the period of attention given by the international community to postconflict recovery; decided that the Commission should submit an annual report to the General Assembly and that the Assembly should hold an annual debate to review the report; and also decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-first session an item entitled "Report of the Peacebuilding Commission" (resolution 60/180).
References for the sixtieth session (agenda items 46 and 120)
- Summary records A/C.5/60/SR.33 and 34
- Report of the Fifth Committee A/60/598 (also under item 124)
- Report of the Advisory Committee A/60/7/Add.25 (also under item 124)
- Draft resolution A/60/L.40
- Plenary meeting A/60/PV.66
- Resolution 60/180
References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 26)
- Identical letters dated 10 May 2007 from the Chairman of the Peacebuilding Commission addressed to the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Security Council, transmitting the report of the Peacebuilding Commission on its field mission to Sierra Leone (A/61/901-S/2007/269)
- Identical letters dated 30 May 2007 from the Chairman of the Peacebuilding Commission addressed to the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Security Council, transmitting the report of the Peacebuilding Commission on its mission to Burundi (A/61/934-S/2007/326)
Background: Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund
On 20 December 2005, the General Assembly, by resolution 60/180, and the Security Council, by resolutions 1645 (2005) and 1646 (2005), reaffirmed the request to the Secretary-General contained in the 2005 World Summit Outcome resolution 60/1, para. 103) to establish a multi-year standing peacebuilding fund for post-conflict peacebuilding, funded by voluntary contributions and taking due account of existing instruments, with the objective of ensuring the immediate release of resources needed to launch peacebuilding activities and the availability of appropriate financing for recovery; and requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly on the arrangements for establishing the Peacebuilding Fund during its sixtieth session. In his report to the General Assembly (A/60/984), the Secretary-General reviewed the arrangements for establishing the Peacebuilding Fund.
At its resumed sixtieth session, in September 2006, the General Assembly took note of the arrangements for establishing the Fund as contained in the report of the Secretary-General and the terms of reference for the Fund contained in the annex thereto; requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report to the Assembly on the operation and activities of the Fund; and decided to include in the draft agenda of its sixty-first session an item entitled "Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund" (resolution 60/287). See also item 10 (Report of the Peacebuilding Commission).