UN Peacebuilding Commission meets to discuss assistance to Sierra Leone

Representatives of the United Nations, individual Member States, regional organizations, the private sector and civil society have gathered today in New York to discuss how to increase the level of international involvement in Sierra Leone’s efforts to make the transition from years of civil conflict towards eventual stability and prosperity.

UN Peacebuilding Commission representative heads to Guinea-Bissau

A senior Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) representative heads today to Guinea-Bissau for talks with Government officials, civil society groups, members of the private sector and international partners to help chart how the United Nations advisory body can help prevent the West African country from sliding back into war or chaos.

Ban Ki-moon applauds UN Peacebuilding Commission on early successes

Lauding the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on its successes in Sierra Leone and Burundi, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the advisory body’s key role in helping countries emerging from conflict avert a slide back to war.

UN Peacebuilding Commission to begin assisting Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau will become the third country on the agenda of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), the United Nations advisory body set up to help countries emerging from conflict avoid sliding back into war or chaos, after the Security Council backed a request from the Government of the West African country.

Sierra Leone, UN Peacebuilding Commission agree on cooperation framework

The Peacebuilding Commission and the Sierra Leonean Government today adopted a cooperation framework that will guide the work of the United Nations advisory body – set up last year to help countries emerging from conflict avert a slide back to war – in the impoverished West African nation over the next three years.

UN Peacebuilding meeting brings together range of players to explore

The United Nations Peacebuiding Commission has made important progress in its first year of operations but needs more support, concluded a meeting in Geneva of more than 150 representatives of governments, UN entities, regional organizations and civil society groups attending a conference in Geneva.

Secretary-General launches Peacebuilding Fund to ‘kick-start’ efforts to rebuild after conflict

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today launched a multi-million dollar Peacebuilding Fund to help war-ravaged countries rebuild state institutions after conflict, and act as a “kick-start” for longer term donor investment in recovery efforts.

Officials hail ‘historic’ inaugural session of UN Peacebuilding Commission

In what United Nations officials hailed as an historic milestone in global efforts to help countries avert a relapse into bloodshed after emerging from conflict, the first meeting of the newly created Peacebuilding Commission was held today at UN Headquarters in New York.

7 countries elected to UN Peacebuilding Commission’s organizational body

In a step forward for the nascent United Nations Peacebuilding Commission – a body created in response to a call by the 2005 World Summit – seven countries were today elected by the Economic and Social Council to serve on its organizational committee.

Annan calls for closer cooperation between UN and regional organizations

Acknowledging that recent challenges have eroded confidence in the ability of multilateral institutions to respond, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said “moments of crisis carry seeds of opportunity,” offering the UN and regional organizations the chance to work together more closely on peacebuilding and peacekeeping.