UN deputy chief asks stakeholders to consider assessed contribution for peacebuilding

The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is “something positive which works, in a troubled, turbulent and turmoil-driven world,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today, while asking its stakeholders to consider devoting a small amount of assessed contributions for peacebuilding purposes.

UN deputy chief urges ramped-up support for global peacebuilding efforts

The international community must boost material and financial support for peacebuilding initiatives in order to better help countries emerging from conflict build a sustainable and peaceful future, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today.

Ban nominates experts to review peacebuilding architecture

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today nominated an Advisory Group of Experts to conduct a policy and institutional review of the peacebuilding architecture and then to develop recommendations based on this work.

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.