sustaining peace

World leaders gather at UN to renew commitment to build and sustain peace

Calling for more diplomacy, dialogue and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, United Nations officials urged a gathering of world leaders on Tuesday to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of the UN’s work.

‘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.

‘Instead of responding to crises, we need to invest far more in prevention,’ says UN chief

The imbalance between spending on conflict, and spending on peace, must be tackled head-on, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday, urging the United Nations to rally all international actors “for our efforts across the peace continuum – from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable long-term development.”

UN embraces concept of “sustaining peace”

“Ground-breaking” resolutions on peacebuilding have been adopted by the UN in an effort to streamline its approach to tackling conflict, a senior UN official has said.

The resolutions aim to reduce the high human cost from so many simultaneous security and humanitarian crises.

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