Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding

24 May 2018
GA/12019

While the Peacebuilding Commission had become more adaptive — expanding its work to the Gambia, Solomon Islands and the Sahel — it must do more to coordinate its efforts, particularly with the Security Council, delegates in the General Assembly stressed today, as they explored how the advisory body could foster coherence among United Nations endeavours in building and sustaining peace around the world.

26 April 2018
GA/12014

The General Assembly capped its high-level debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace today with a consensus resolution welcoming the Secretary-General’s January 2018 report on those activities and deciding to further discuss his recommendations to address existing gaps.

26 April 2018
SC/13319

The Security Council, acting in parallel with the General Assembly today, took note of a raft of proposals by Secretary‑General António Guterres on ways to accelerate the United Nations “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace” agenda, as well as the Assembly’s decision to track progress towards its implementation.  (For more information, please see Press Release GA/12014.)

25 April 2018
GA/12013

The General Assembly continued its high‑level debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace today with speakers underscoring the value of the Peacebuilding Fund, a people‑centred approach to human security and the need to tackle poverty and other causes of violence by way of the Sustainable Development Goals.

25 April 2018
SC/13316

With the adoption of landmark resolutions on the concepts of peacebuilding and sustaining peace imminent, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged Member States to strengthen their focus on conflict prevention, address its root causes and embark on a “quantum leap” in funding those critical activities, in a briefing to the Security Council this afternoon.

25 April 2018
SG/SM/19009-SC/13317

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in New York today:

24 April 2018
GA/12011

Member States must go beyond resolutions and statements and recommit to a new approach to peace, the General Assembly heard today during a high-level debate that explored opportunities for strengthening the United Nations work on sustaining peace.

24 April 2018
SG/SM/19006-GA/12012

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in New York today:

20 April 2018
GA/12010

The President of the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák (Slovakia), will convene a high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace on 24 and 25 April 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

5 March 2018
SG/SM/18923-GA/12001

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly meeting on the Secretary-General’s report on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in New York today:

13 December 2017
DSG/SM/1121-PBC/125

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the Peacebuilding Commission meeting on the Sahel, in New York today:

30 June 2017
PBC/124

The Peacebuilding Commission opened its fourth annual session today, adopting a joint statement with the World Bank to reaffirm the importance of a strong relationship between the two bodies, as outlined in the newly signed United Nations-World Bank Partnership Framework for Crisis-Affected Situations.

28 June 2017
DSG/SM/1067-ECOSOC/6850-PBC/123

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the joint Economic and Social Council-Peacebuilding Commission meeting on the situation in the Sahel, in New York today:

28 June 2017
ECOSOC/6849-PBC/122

Despite numerous strategies to improve security, governance and development, the situation in the Sahel remained fragile, speakers in a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission agreed today, amid calls for Governments and international partners to improve coherence on the ground by matching short-term objectives with a longer term vision for the region.

19 June 2017
SC/12877

Building upon the progress it had made in 2016, the Peacebuilding Commission would now seek to review its working methods to enhance efficiency and flexibility, the Security Council heard today in its regular briefing on the intergovernmental advisory body’s work.

20 April 2017
GA/11908

The Peacebuilding Commission was rapidly becoming a “lynchpin” body that brought together the diverse activities of the United Nations in support of peace, speakers in the General Assembly stressed today, as they also adopted a draft decision accrediting intergovernmental groups to a conference on ocean conservation.

25 January 2017
PBC/121

Opening their eleventh session today, members of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Organizational Committee elected that body’s 2017 Bureau and the Chairs of its country-specific configurations, in addition to discussing its goals for the coming year.

21 September 2016
SG/SM/18113-PBC/119

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Peacebuilding Fund Pledging Conference “Invest in Sustaining Peace”, in New York today:

21 September 2016
PBC/118

The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund received $151 million in pledges from Member States at its pledging conference held today on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the Fund announced.

24 June 2016
DSG/SM/988-ECOSOC/6774-PBC/117

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission, in New York today