Ban calls for more coherent UN efforts to help States emerging from conflict

The United Nations must streamline its presence in countries emerging from conflict so that it is better placed to help them make progress on the political, security, developmental or human rights fronts and not lapse back into war or chaos, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Peacebuilding Commission today.

Guinea-Bissau at a ‘turning point,’ says UN peacebuilding official

The engagement of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in Guinea-Bissau comes at a “turning point” for the West African nation that is trying to consolidate peace after a brutal civil war in which thousands were killed, wounded or forced from their homes.