peacebuilding

‘Save peace while it lasts,’ says General Assembly President, ahead of UN summit on sustaining peace

The world needs a new approach to peace, which is why the United Nations General Assembly will hold a major meeting next week to discuss ways to foster peace by focusing on conflict prevention, mediation, dialogue and diplomacy, the 193-member body’s President has said.

Amid ongoing political tensions, situation in Burundi ‘not suitable’ for credible elections – UN official

Urgent efforts are needed to keep the “hard-won” gains in Burundi from eroding, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Monday, noting that while the security situation is calm, there is still the potential for volatility as political tensions persist.

UN, African Union voice concern over protracted political crisis in Guinea-Bissau

The top leaders of the African Union and the United Nations on Saturday expressed concern over the prolonged political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, condemning the recent actions taken by the national authorities to prevent a political party from holding its conference.

In Doha, General Assembly President spotlights UN ‘sustaining peace’ agenda

Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle.

Migration, sustaining peace, development high on UN General Assembly’s agenda for 2018

Migration, sustaining peace and development are among the priorities of the United Nations General Assembly for the remainder of the current session through September 2018, the President of the main UN deliberative and policymaking body said Friday.

Migration, UN reform and sustainable development among 2018 priorities, says Assembly President

Safe migration, conflict prevention, sustainable development and United Nations reform will be the priorities of the 72nd UN General Assembly over the coming year, the 193-member body’s President, Miroslav Lajcak, said on Wednesday.

‘Disproportionate emphasis’ on security would undercut sustaining peace in Sahel – UN deputy chief

The United Nations deputy chief today stressed the need to “avoid a disproportionate emphasis on security” when carrying out a strategy to help Africa’s Sahel region achieve sustained peace and development.

News in Brief 1 June 2017 (PM)

End of dispute between Somali leaders welcomed by UN

The end of a long-running conflict, which has been formally settled by the leaders of two central states in Somalia, was welcomed by the head of the UN Mission to the country on Thursday.

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Enhancing regional partnerships among top priorities for UN Peacebuilding Commission in 2017

Strengthening the United Nation’s partnerships with the African Union, empowering women and youth, and greater cooperation with the World Bank will be among the key priorities this year for the UN Peacebuilding Commission, its new chair today said.

UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured for work in peacebuilding, conflict-resolution

Actor and United Nations agency special envoy Forest Whitaker is today being celebrated as a leader in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution, empowering young people in communities touched by violence and poverty.