Efforts to build and sustain peace are necessary not only once conflict has broken out, but long beforehand through preventing conflict and addressing its root causes.

We must work better together across the peace continuum, focusing on all the dimensions of conflict. 

- UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Peacebuilding Commission

PBC Highlights 2021

The Peacebuilding Commission supports national and regional peacebuilding priorities, at the request of concerned governments, and advances global policy  issues  that are critical for peacebuilding and sustaining peace. As the Secretary-General has  pointed out in his report on Our Common Agenda, the Peacebuilding Commission has reshaped the responses by the United Nations to multidimensional threats to development, peace and security through an inclusive approach.

Peacebuilding Fund

The Peacebuilding Fund works across pillars and supports integrated UN responses to fill critical gaps; respond quickly and with flexibility to political opportunities; and catalyze processes and resources in a risk-tolerant fashion.

High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Financing for Peacebuilding

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Member States decided to convene a high-level meeting of the General Assembly on financing for peacebuilding at its seventy-sixth session in the twin resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and the Security Council more....

Youth, Peace and Security

Across the globe, there are extraordinary young people creatively seeking ways to prevent violence and consolidate peace. Read: The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding

Thematic Review on Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding, commissioned by the Peacebuilding Support Office in partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office and UN Women, maps good practices and priorities for action in implementing Women, Peace and Security agenda. Find out more here.

Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace - General Assembly

Peacebuilding and sustaining peace requires a more coherent strategy across the UN system, as well a ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities that prevent the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict, Secretary-General António Guterres said.


Local Peacebuilding

What is ‘local peacebuilding’? What factors enable or inhibit the effectiveness of local-level peacebuilding efforts? How can the Peacebuilding Fund and other donors better support local initiatives? Find out here.

Pathways for Peace

Pathways for peace

Pathways for Peace is a joint UN–World Bank study that originates from the conviction that the international community’s attention must urgently be refocused on prevention. A scaled-up system for preventive action would save between US$5 billion and $70 billion per year.

UN Community Engagement Guidelines

In order to promote meaningful inclusion through broader partnerships, the 2018 Secretary-General’s report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace (A/72/707-S/2018/43) called for strengthened and systematized engagement with civil society, including women and youth groups and local communities at large. Read more