Enhancing the peace and development nexus

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, among others, recognizes the need to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. The inclusion of the issues related to “peaceful societies” (SDG16) in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been an important step in enhancing the peace and development nexus. The peace and development nexus, however, is not exclusive to SDG16. Sustaining peace is critical for achieving all the sustainable development goals. The entire 2030 Agenda gives us a unique opportunity to address the root causes of conflicts and reversals into conflict. A stronger peace and development nexus, therefore, is essential for achieving the SDGs.    

The Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission have forged a working relationship between the respective Bureaux as well as the bodies themselves in recent years to enhance the peace and development nexus at the intergovernmental level. Find out more on the collaboration with the Peacebuilding Commission…

While the Peacebuilding Commission focuses on peacebuilding in the immediate aftermath of conflict, the Economic and Social Council has a mandate to promote economic and social progress in the context of long-term sustainable development. The Council tries to mainstream peacebuilding issues in its work to strengthen the nexus between peace and development, including through enhancing the relationship between the Council and the Peacebuilding Commission as well as its country-specific activities focused on Haiti and its consideration of South Sudan.

Furthermore, during its 2017 Operational Activities Segment, the Economic and Social Council held discussions on the development, humanitarian and peacebuilding nexus and the role of the UN development system in, inter alia, countries emerging from conflict.  The discussions emphasized that sustaining peace required a shift from coordinated to integrated approaches, and that political will could enable whole of system approach despite silos and operational barriers. Find out more on the Operational Activities Segment page  and the UN meetings coverage... 

 [SS1]This will be the landing page when a visitor clicks on “Enhancing peace and development nexus” from the drop down menu “What we do”.

The title of the page will be “Enhancing peace and development nexus and coordinating support to countries emerging from conflict “ This is however too long to put in the drop down menu. Any suggestions on this are welcome.

The landing page will be very brief with links to individual pages on peace-related work of ECOSOC.

 [SS2]The rationale for this ordering is to rank by date (ascending). Maybe the PBC should be the last?

 [SS3]This link would take to a brief one-page background on the Council’s work in this area. Alternatively, we could prepare a glossy two-pager that would be a pdf instead of a webpage.

Need to create a new page of chronology of events on the new ECOSOC website.  [SS4]http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/adhocmech/cronology_bissau.shtml

 [SS5]Need to create a new page of chronology of events on the new ECOSOC website.  [SS5]


 [SS6]The report needs to be uploaded to the new ECOSOC website if not already there. The current page is http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/docs/pdfs/final_ahag_book_of_ecosoc.pdf

 [SS7]2011 and 2013 were in Geneva, so the links to UNOG meetings summary not working.


 [SS8]Links to be updated, once meeting pages on the new ECOSOC website are created.

 [SS9]Links will be updated once the new pages are created on the new ECOSOC website.

 [SS10]Should we also refer to the Humanitarian Affairs Segment here?