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.

Greater funding needed to improve peacebuilding process – Security Council

Calling for the United Nations to play a lead role in coordinating international efforts to help countries recovering from conflict stabilize and eventually prosper, the Security Council stressed the need today for greater funding to assist in peacebuilding and to lay the groundwork for longer-term reconstruction and development.

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.