Security Council reaffirms peacebuilding as key element of UN post-conflict assistance

Peacebuilding is of “critical importance” as the foundation for sustainable peace and development in countries emerging from conflict, the United Nations Security Council declared today, unanimously adopting its latest measure reaffirming commitment to the practice.

Citing women’s crucial role in peacebuilding, UN officials urge concrete support on ground

Women are crucial partners in peacebuilding and must be guaranteed the safe political space, including a seat at the “negotiating table,” to participate in all steps of post-conflict reconciliation and recovery processes, stressed high-level United Nations officials today at a Headquarters event.

Ban appoints veteran UN official as assistant Secretary-General for peacebuilding support

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco of Argentina as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support.

Recent crises show efforts to prevent relapse into conflict insufficient, Security Council told

The Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) told the Security Council today that the recent crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan are painful reminders that efforts to prevent relapse into conflict remain insufficient and tools are not fully adequate.

Citing value for money, deputy UN chief urges generous support for Peacebuilding Fund

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today appealed to Member States for continued support towards meeting the annual $100 million target of a United Nations fund that helps post-conflict countries build lasting peace.

UN peacebuilding forum examines progress, challenges in assisting post-conflict nations

While international aid is necessary to help countries emerging from conflict to consolidate peace and embark on much-needed development, it is vital to help them generate their own resources and capacities, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stated today, as he addressed the first annual session of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission.

Women’s empowerment crucial for post-conflict recovery, peacebuilding – UN officials

Women play a vital role as countries recover from conflict and seek to build lasting peace, top United Nations official said today, stressing the need to ensure their full participation in the economic and political lives of their nations.

UN peacebuilding body chair stresses benefits of enhanced partnership with Security Council

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) can help the Security Council manage its increasing workload, especially when it comes to dealing with countries during the critical period once a conflict has ended, a senior official said today.

Despite progress of UN peacebuilding agenda, challenges remain, Security Council told

The United Nations has made progress in its efforts to assist countries during the critical period after a conflict has ended, but challenges remain, as witnessed by the number of countries that have relapses in recent years, the Security Council was told today.

UN Deputy Secretary-General spotlights role of national parliaments to ensure long-term peace

Strong leadership from national parliaments is required to build a sustainable peace in countries that in the process of reconciliation, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, said today, adding that partnerships between governments and the world body are needed to consolidate conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts.