UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak will convene a high-level meeting to assess efforts undertaken and opportunities to strengthen the UN's work on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. As specific objectives, the meeting will reflect on how to: 1) Adjust to the new UN approach to peace with the emphasis on conflict prevention; 2) Strengthen operational and policy coherence within the United Nations system towards peacebuilding and sustaining peace; 3) Increase, restructure and better prioritize funding to United Nations peacebuilding activities; 4) Strengthen partnerships between the UN and key stakeholders in the field; 5) Address the root causes of conflict to sustain peace; 6) Address the role of women and youth in peacebuilding.
The meeting will begin with an opening segment and contributions from high-level speakers with experience on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. It then will convene a high-level plenary meeting of the UNGA, during which Member States will deliver statements. The event also will include four interactive dialogues, held in parallel to the high-level plenary meeting, which will focus on objectives mentioned above and take into account the report of the Secretary-General as per resolutions 70/262 and 2282 (2016) on the Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture. The dialogues are open to UN Member States as well as civil society representatives, private sector, regional and subregional organizations and UN entities.
dates: 24-25 April 2018
location: New York City, US
contact: UNGA President's Office