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The challenge of sustaining peace: The 2015 review of the UN peacebuilding architecture

Together with the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation co-hosted a policy forum offering, for the first time since its release, an event to discuss the Advisory Group of Experts’ report on the 2015 Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture, which has recently been submitted to the presidents of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council.

 

On Monday, July 13th, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, together with IPI (International Peace Institute), cohosted a policy forum event to discuss the report of the Advisory Group of Experts on the 2015 Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture, which has recently been submitted to the presidents of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council. This was the first opportunity to discuss the report that was launched at the UN earlier the same day.

The report’s recommendations cover three main areas: (1) promoting coherence at the intergovernmental level, across the UN system, and particularly at the operational level; (2) deepening partnerships and providing predictable resources for sustaining peace; and (3) improving leadership and broadening the sense of national ownership and inclusion among participating/affected nations.

This event provided an opportunity to discuss the key findings and core recommendations of the report. Ambassador Gert Rosenthal, Chair of the Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture, and Dr. Saraswathi Menon and Mr. Anis Bajwa, Advisory Group members, elaborated on the report’s findings and recommendations. Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, discussed what the analysis means from the UN’s perspective and how the report might advance the cause of peacebuilding. The presentations were followed by a question-and-answer session.

Speakers:
Ambassador Gert Rosenthal, Chair of the Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture
Saraswathi Menon, Member of the Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture
Anis Bajwa, Member of the Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture
Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support

Moderator:
Youssef Mahmoud, Senior Adviser, International Peace Institute