The Peacebuilding Commission opened its fourth annual session today, adopting a joint statement with the World Bank to reaffirm the importance of a strong relationship between the two bodies, as outlined in the newly signed United Nations-World Bank Partnership Framework for Crisis-Affected Situations.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the joint Economic and Social Council-Peacebuilding Commission meeting on the situation in the Sahel, in New York today:
Despite numerous strategies to improve security, governance and development, the situation in the Sahel remained fragile, speakers in a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission agreed today, amid calls for Governments and international partners to improve coherence on the ground by matching short-term objectives with a longer term vision for the region.
Building upon the progress it had made in 2016, the Peacebuilding Commission would now seek to review its working methods to enhance efficiency and flexibility, the Security Council heard today in its regular briefing on the intergovernmental advisory body’s work.
The Peacebuilding Commission was rapidly becoming a “lynchpin” body that brought together the diverse activities of the United Nations in support of peace, speakers in the General Assembly stressed today, as they also adopted a draft decision accrediting intergovernmental groups to a conference on ocean conservation.
Opening their eleventh session today, members of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Organizational Committee elected that body’s 2017 Bureau and the Chairs of its country-specific configurations, in addition to discussing its goals for the coming year.
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Peacebuilding Fund Pledging Conference “Invest in Sustaining Peace”, in New York today:
The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund received $151 million in pledges from Member States at its pledging conference held today on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the Fund announced.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission, in New York today
Peace, security, development and human rights were inextricably linked, and building peaceful, inclusive societies required closer collaboration and less fragmentation among all stakeholders, speakers said as the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission held a joint meeting today on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks to the third annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission, in New York today:
The Peacebuilding Commission committed this afternoon to better support nations moving from violent conflict to sustainable peace by providing a policy forum for all relevant stakeholders and strategic and targeted advice to the Security Council.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the High-Level Meeting on “Sustaining Peace: Mechanisms, Partnerships and the Future of Peacebuilding in Africa”, in New York today:
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, to the high-level meeting on “A New Approach to Peacebuilding”, in New York today:
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the fourth Annual Informal Interactive Dialogue between Members of the Security Council, the Peacebuilding Commission Chairs and countries on the Commission’s agenda, in New York today:
The work of the Peacebuilding Commission in 2014 had confirmed its potential as a platform for leveraging the political weight of its members in support of peace consolidation, which should be further utilized, the Security Council heard today.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Annual Peacebuilding Fund Stakeholders Meeting, in New York today:
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks to the second Annual Session of the Peacebuilding Commission, in New York today:
The Peacebuilding Commission today underscored the importance of predictable sustained funding and the effectiveness of domestic resource mobilization at its second-ever annual session.
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