New York, 21 September 2016 – The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund received $151 million in pledges from Member States at its Pledging Conference held Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Fund announced.
The pledges cover the years 2017-2019 and will go toward projects the Fund underwrites in more than 20 countries with the aim of sustaining peace and preventing violent conflict. The event was co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The conference sought pledges totaling $300 million over three years.
A collection of peacebuilding resources based on experiences from the Pacific was launched today in Suva, contributing to the growing body of documentation of peacebuilding practices in the Pacific region. The Community Based Mediation Pacific Approaches Training Manual and the collection of 10 case studies Sharing and Exploring Pacific Approaches to Dialogue: A Compendium of Case Studies from Pacific Island Countries was launched by HE Mr. Andrew Jacobs, European Union (EU) Ambassador for the Pacific. Continue reading
In the new issue of its bi-annual bulletin Politically Speaking , the Department of Political Affairs illustrates how United Nations mediators and political and peacebuilding missions are working in complex environments in areas of tension around the world to prevent conflict and bolster peace. Most conflicts are political in nature and require political solutions, underlines Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman in an overview article on UN diplomacy Continue reading
For the past three weeks, over 35 religious and civil society leaders from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea (including Bougainville), West Papua, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Nauru, Kiribati, Samoa and American Samoa, have undergone an intensive training course in peacebuilding. Representing non-government organizations (NGOs) and faith-based organizations, Continue reading