UN Security Council urges Peacebuilding Commission to strengthen support for conflict-ridden countries

UN Security Council urges Peacebuilding Commission to  strengthen support for  conflict-ridden countries

Moses Kuwema

The UN Security Council on Monday called on the Peacebuilding Commission to continue strengthening its advisory and liaison roles in support of the national priorities of countries emerging from conflict.

Welcoming wide participation in the 2020 review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, the Security Council through resolution 2558 (2020), unanimously adopted in concert with a similar resolution by the General Assembly, the 15-nation organ welcomed the work that has been done since 2016 in advancing peacebuilding by Member States and by the entire United Nations system, in particular at the field level through the work of peacekeeping operations, special political missions and United Nations country teams. The Council encouraged further action by the system to advance coherence in peacebuilding efforts.

Observing that financing of peacebuilding remains a significant challenge, the Council noted that the General Assembly plans to convene a high-level conference to advance, explore and consider options for ensuring adequate, predictable and sustained financing for sustainable peace.

In addition, the Council called for a further comprehensive review of United Nations peacebuilding in 2025, requesting the Secretary-General to present interim reports in 2022 and 2024 in advance of that review.  

It also requested that the Secretary-General present reports every two years following that review on system‑wide efforts to implement resolutions on sustaining peace and reforming the United Nations to better pursue that purpose.

[Security Council resolutions are currently adopted through a written procedure vote under temporary, extraordinary and provisional measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as set out in a letter (document S/2020/253) by its President for March (China).]