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Report of the Peacebuilding Commission; Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund: joint debate

Background: Report of the Peacebuilding Commission

The Peacebuilding Commission was established on 20 December 2005 by resolutions of the General Assembly (resolution 60/180) and the Security Council (resolutions 1645 (2005) and 1646 (2005)).

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:

References for the sixtieth session (agenda items 46 and 120)
References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 26)

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).

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References for the sixtieth session (agenda items 46 and 120)

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