Healthy media crucial for building lasting peace in post-conflict States – UN officials

A strong press and robust broadcasting institutions are critical for achieving a sustainable peace and credible governance in post-conflict countries, senior United Nations officials told delegates attending a conference on peacebuilding today.

UN peacebuilding delegation visits Central African Republic

A delegation from the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission is conducting a week-long mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), which remains beset by unrest and widespread displacement in the north and entrenched poverty across the country.

Peacebuilding efforts producing results on the ground, Security Council told

The United Nations peacebuilding arm is making steady progress and has produced concrete results in the four post-conflict countries placed under its direction in the two years since its work started, the Security Council was told in a briefing today.

General Assembly President calls for boosting UN’s peacebuilding capacity

The President of the General Assembly today urged Member States to support the strengthening of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, designed to help countries emerging from conflict to secure long-term peace and avoid slipping back into war or chaos.

Ban approves $10 million from UN Peacebuilding Fund for Nepal

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has approved $10 million in assistance to Nepal from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, established two years ago to help countries emerging from conflict consolidate their gains and avoid slipping back into bloodshed.

Peacebuilding Fund has made great strides since its creation, Ban says

The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund has swiftly become a unique and dynamic tool to help countries emerging from conflict avoid slipping back into war, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report published today.

Senior UN official named as new peacebuilding chief

Assistant Secretary-General in the Department of Field Support (DFS) Jane Holl Lute has been tapped to head the United Nations office tasked with assisting countries around the world to stabilize and rebuild their economies and societies after armed conflicts, it was announced today.

UN peacebuilding efforts play a vital, unheralded role, says outgoing chief

The emerging peacebuilding architecture at the United Nations is playing a vital if under-appreciated role in assisting countries around the world stabilize and rebuild their economies and societies after armed conflicts, the outgoing chief of UN peacebuilding said today.

Ban stresses financial as well as human benefits of avoiding armed conflicts

Preventing or resolving armed conflicts through political solutions and negotiations provides vital economic benefits to go with avoiding the enormous human costs extracted by war, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a gathering of Islamic scholars today.

Secretary-General outlines path for peacebuilding in Security Council debate

To help countries in their struggle to stabilize and prosper after years of conflict, the United Nations must become more coherent in coordinating its activities, increase its capacity on the ground and build up its civilian expertise, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today.