7th October 2016

Updates from the UN

In this section you can find updates on current developments, discussions and events related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention in and around the UN in New York.

Updates from the UN

UN elects five new members of the security council and next president of the General Assembly

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Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden new members of the Security Council - Netherlands and Italy proposes split term This week, the UN’s member states elected five new non-permanent members of the Security Council on June 28th. In a prolonged and narrow voting session, the 193 member states elected Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden as new members of the Security Council...
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GPPAC relaunches website to monitor the UN Peacebuilding Architecture

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In 2005, the UN wanted to “coordinate UN agencies in their peacebuilding efforts” and therefore created what is today known as the UN Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA). This is a set of bodies made up of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) , the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) , and the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). The PBC in particular was created to help countries emerging from conflict...
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For the first time ever, candidates to the Security Council appear in open hearings

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For the first time ever, candidates for the non-permanent seats in UN’s Security Council answered questions from Member States and civil society and presented their arguments for why they should be elected members of the Council. The security council election hearings took place at the UN on 23-24 May and were arranged by the World Federation of UN Associations, WFUNA, and featured the...
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