Peacebuilding (including the PBC)

  • On Monday afternoon (22 January), Guyana, Japan, and Mozambique will convene an Arria-formula meeting titled “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace through Comprehensive Approaches–Investment in People, including Empowerment of Women”. Briefings are expected from Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia, and...

  • This afternoon (20 December), Brazil will convene a Security Council Arria-formula meeting titled “Mind the gap: enhancing the dialogue and cooperation between the Security Council and the Peacebuilding Commission”. Briefings are expected from Ambassador Ivan Šimonović (Croatia), the chair of...

  • Tomorrow (20 November), the Security Council will hold an open debate on promoting sustainable peace through common development under the “Maintenance of international peace and security” agenda item. The anticipated briefers are UN Secretary-General António Guterres; Dilma Rousseff, President of...

  • This morning (14 June), as one of the signature events of its Council presidency, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will convene a high-level briefing on “The Values of Human Fraternity in Promoting and Sustaining Peace” under the “Maintenance of international...

  • In June, the Security Council will hold a high-level briefing on the theme “The Values of Human Fraternity in Promoting and Sustaining Peace” under the agenda item “Maintenance of International Peace and Security”. This is one of the signature events of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) June presidency. Secretary-General António Guterres and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Muhammed Ahmed el-Ṭayyeb, are the expected briefers. A high-level representative of the Holy See is also an anticipated briefer.

  • May 2023

    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

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    In May, the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Futureproofing Trust for Sustaining Peace”, one of the signature events of Switzerland’s presidency. Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis will chair the debate. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk; Cynthia Chigwenya, Youth Ambassador for Peace for Southern Africa; and ‘Funmi Olonisakin, Vice-President and Professor of Security, Leadership & Development, King’s College London, are expected to brief.

  • 25 January 2023

    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Open Debate

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    Tomorrow (26 January), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Investment in people to enhance resilience against complex challenges”, under the “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace” agenda item. Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)...

  • January 2023

    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    Monthly Forecast

    In January 2023, the Council is expected to hold an open debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, which Japan is organising as one of the signature events of its Council presidency. The session will focus on institution-building and resilience.

  • On Thursday (22 December) at 3 pm EST in UN Conference Room 1, Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Transitioning from Protracted Conflict and Fragility into Peace Through Sustainable Development’’. Kenya is hosting the meeting, which is...

  • On Monday (8 August), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Peace and security in Africa: Capacity-building for sustaining peace”, one of the signature events of China’s August Council presidency. Bankole Adeoye, the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace...

  • On Wednesday (27 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the annual report of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), which covers the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. Ambassador Osama Abdelkhalek (Egypt), who served as PBC chair...

  • July 2022

    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the annual report of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). Ambassador Osama Abdelkhalek (Egypt), who served as PBC chair last year, is expected to present the PBC’s annual report on its fifteenth session from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. The incoming ambassador of Bangladesh, who is replacing Ambassador Rabab Fatima (Bangladesh) as the current PBC chair, will also brief, focusing on the Commission’s work programme for 2022.

  • Tomorrow (12 October), the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate titled “Diversity, State-building and the search for peace”, under the “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace” agenda item. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will chair the meeting. Secretary-General António Guterres is...

  • October 2021

    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security Council is expected to hold a high-level open debate on the theme “Diversity and State-building” under the agenda item “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace”. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya is expected to chair the session.

  • In September, Ireland will convene a briefing on peace and security issues with members of The Elders, a non-governmental organisation of distinguished public figures founded by Nelson Mandela that strives to promote human rights and peace. Mary Robinson, who chairs The Elders and is the former President of Ireland (1990-1997) and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), and Lakhdar Brahimi, an emeritus member of The Elders who is the former Algerian foreign minister (1991-1993) and a veteran UN diplomat—are expected to brief.