Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships

The Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) serves as a facilitator to enhance coherence and collaboration across the peace and security pillar and the wider UN system in support of efforts to build and sustain peace, drawing together expertise to advance coherent system-wide action, policies and guidance and an integrated approach to prevention and sustaining peace.

PBSO’s policy work is guided by the ground-breaking 2016 General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on the review of the peacebuilding architecture (A/RES/70/262 and S/RES/2282(2016)), and the recent report of the Secretary-General on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace (A/72/707-S/2018/43).

PBSO chairs the Peacebuilding Strategy Group and Peacebuilding Contact Group, bringing together UN entities engaged in peacebuilding activities; and participates in key cross-pillar mechanisms including the Executive Committee and the UN Sustainable Development Group.

As part of its engagement in support of peacebuilding policy, strategy and partnerships, PBSO is working in follow-up to Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) and the recent progress study on youth, peace and security, and is seeking to advance the partnership between the United Nations and the World Bank, including by hosting the dedicated partnership advisory capacity. 

What does "sustaining peace" mean?

The Peace Promise is a set of common commitments of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors to simultaneously deliver humanitarian assistance, ensure conflict-sensitivity and synergies in programmes and address the drivers of conflict, which has been endorsed by more than 30 UN entities and non-governmental organizations. 

Secretary-General's Reports

António Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN-World Bank Partnership

Youth, Peace and Security

Progress Study of Youth, Peace and Security

Women, Peace and Security

Young women residing at the Zam Zam camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Darfur. 2013. UN Photo/Albert González Faran

Lessons Learned

2007 International Peace Day in Afghanistan. UN Photo/Helena Mulkerns

Explainer Video

Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

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