Open debate of the Security Council on the theme: "Investment in people to enhance resilience against complex challenges" under the agenda item: Peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
It has been 30 years since the concept of peacebuilding was first put on the table in "An agenda for peace". Three decades later, Member States have before them the proposal for "A new agenda for peace" by Secretary-General António Guterres, which should include investing in conflict prevention and peacebuilding as one of its core subjects.
The Security Council carries primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. While the Council has contributed to resolving certain armed conflicts or at least preventing their escalation over many years, we still face serious armed conflicts, violence and instability in many parts of the world. All deserve equal attention and action from the Council. Through various United Nations reviews, there has been a growing understanding that the maintenance of international peace and security requires coherently covering a diverse range of concerns including socioeconomic development, human rights and humanitarian issues.
Security Council members, together with non-Council members, have a historic opportunity to review the Council's work on peacebuilding and discuss how best to evolve and strengthen it, taking into account contemporary threats and challenges to the maintenance of international peace and security, with a view to the "Summit of the Future" to be held in 2024.
- The Deputy Secretary-General
- The Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission
- A civil society representative