STRIVING FOR PEACE AND A DECENT LIFE FOR ALL ON A SUSTAINABLE PLANET
The President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák identified peacebuilding and sustaining peace as a key priority. Therefore he will convene a High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on 24 and 25 April 2018 to assess efforts undertaken and opportunities to strengthen the United Nations’ work on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
The High-level meeting is scheduled to take place on 24 and 25 April 2018. It will open on Tuesday, 24 April, with an opening segment and contributions from high-level speakers with experience on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
It will then be followed by high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly, where Member States will be able to deliver their statements.
During the two-day event, four interactive dialogues will be held in parallel to the high-level plenary meeting, which will focus on objectives mentioned above and take into account the report of the Secretary-General as per resolutions 70/262 and 2282 (2016) on the Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture.
On the first day, two interactive dialogues will be held in the afternoon. On the second day, the plenary debate will continue and another two interactive dialogues will take place in the morning.
The high-level meeting will be an occasion for participants from government, civil society, including women’s groups and representatives of youth, the private sector, regional and sub-regional organizations and academia to discuss ways they can support sustaining peace in practice.
Although the primary responsibility of designing peacebuilding and sustaining peace policies rests with Governments, the United Nations needs to be ready to support Member States in their peacebuilding priorities while also building on local expertise of strategic and operational partners.
The speakers list will follow the established practices of the General Assembly.