UNGA High-Level Meeting on Sustaining Peace
24-25 April 2018
UNGA President Miroslav Lajčák will convene a high-level meeting from 24 to 25 April 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 (i) adjust to the new UN approach to peace with the emphasis on conflict prevention; (ii) strengthen operational and policy coherence within the United Nations system towards peacebuilding and sustaining peace; (iii) increase, restructure and better prioritize funding to United Nations peacebuilding activities; (iv) strengthen partnerships between the UN and key stakeholders in the field; (v) address the root causes of conflict to sustain peace; (vi) address the role of women and youth in peacebuilding.
Peter van Sluijs, CSPPS Coordinator and Cordaid Senior Strategist has been invited to attend the meeting as a respondent on the need to strengthen partnerships between the UN and key stakeholders in the field. Peter remarks will entail, inter alia, the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships, inclusivity and dialogue among key stakeholders, including civil society. Additional information on the event can be accessed here.