The legislative basis for a relationship between ECOSOC and the PBC is derived from General Assembly resolutions 60/180 and 61/16. The institutional junction between the two bodies operates at three levels: (1) the presence within the Organizational Committee of the Commission of 7 Members of the Council; (2) the fact that the Commission establishes its agenda based, inter alia, on requests for advice from the Council “with the consent of a concerned Member State in exceptional circumstances on the verge of lapsing or relapsing into conflict and with which the Security Council is not seized in accordance with Article 12 of the Charter” (para. 12 (b)); and (3) the fact that the Council can take action on the recommendations by the Peacebuilding Commission (para.14).
In its resolution 2009/32, the Economic and Social Council invited the Peacebuilding Commission to strengthen its cooperation with the Economic and Social Council, including through an enhance dialogue between the Council and the Chairpersons of the Commission’s country-specific configurations, and invited the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission to inform it of the economic and social challenges of peacebuilding in the African countries on the Commission’s agenda. In 2016, the review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture (A/RES/70/262 and S/RES/2282 (2016)) stressed the importance of closer cooperation between ECOSOC and the PBC, and the centrality of development to sustaining peace.
- Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) - "Promoting Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in the context of recovery from the COVID-19"; 2021
- Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) - “Fostering global solidarity and conflict-sensitive responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic impact”; 2020
- Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) – “The Impact of Cross-border Transhumance on Sustainable Peace and Development in West Africa and the Sahel”; 2019
- Linkages between Climate Change and Challenges to Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in the Sahel; 2018
- The situation in the Sahel region; 2017
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace; 2016
- Partnerships for job creation for young people in countries emerging from conflict; 2012
- Promoting durable peace and sustainable development in Sudan and South Sudan; 2011
- MDGs in countries emerging from conflict; 2010
- Deadlier Conflicts, Climate Change Threaten Cross-Border Herding in West Africa, Delegates Tell Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission; 3 December 2019
- Shrinking natural resources, rising insecurity leading to dire situation in the Sahel, speakers tell meeting of Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission; 13 November 2018