A New Approach To Peace by Miroslav Lajčák, President of the United Nations General Assembly


By Miroslav Lajčák

16 April 2018


When the United Nations was created, its founders envisioned a different kind of world.

A world in which disputes were resolved in meeting rooms and not battlefields. A world in which wars were stopped before they broke out. A world that didn’t wait for lives to be lost before springing into action.

President of the General Assembly briefs the Peacebuilding Commission on his upcoming High-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace


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The video of this informal meeting is available at UN Web TV 

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Civil Society | Apply to Speak or Attend: President of the General Assembly's High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace


The President of the General Assembly is convening a two-day high-level meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, 24-25 April 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York with the aim to discuss ways to support peace in practice. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office are facilitating a process to identify eight stakeholder respondents for the interactive dialogues, and for stakeholders to apply to attend this event as observers.