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Review of the Peacebuilding Commission

The 2005 World Summit Outcome resolution decided to establish the Peacebuilding Commission as an intergovernmental advisory body. The PBC was created:

a) to bring together all relevant actors to marshal resources and to advise on and propose integrated strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery;
b) 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
c) to provide recommendations and information to improve the coordination of all relevant actors within and outside th 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 post-conflict recovery.

Comprised of members from the Security Council, Troop Contributing Countries, ECOSOC representatives, top providers of assessed contributions and voluntary contributions to UN funds, programmes and agencies and members of the General Assembly, the Peacebuilding Commission has a unique membership which bridges peace, security, and development.

According to the founding resolutions, the arrangements "will be reviewed five years after the adoption of the present resolution to ensure that they are appropriate to fulfill the agreed functions of the Commission and that such a review and any changes as a result thereof will be decided following the same procedure as set out in paragraph 1."

Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture

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