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Special UNGA74 event: Building Strategic Partnerships for Sustaining Peace at the Regional Level

To strengthen the implementation of the UN’s work on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, especially at the country and regional levels, the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation (DHF), the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), and the International Peace Institute (IPI), have initiated a series of roundtable discussions to examine the operationalization of peacebuilding and sustaining peace. The series aims to convene member states, UN staff and civil society representatives working on peacebuilding and sustaining peace to discuss key thematic areas of relevance for the implementation of the Sustaining Peace resolutions.

On the 24th of September, the fifth roundtable in the series organized in partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS), the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), and the Community of Democracies (CoD) focused on regional strategies to operationalize the Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace resolutions. Roundtable participants reflected on positive examples as well as key challenges in establishing strategic and operational partnerships between the United Nations (UN), regional organizations and civil society, and possible ways forward to address these challenges.

The roundtable discussion provided space for Member States, UN representatives and civil society to discuss the challenges and strategies to respond to the call for strengthening the partnership between the UN, regional organizations and civil society. It also allowed for reflections and the generation of ideas for how the 2020 Review of the UN peacebuilding architecture presents an opportunity for strengthening the partnership and dialogue between UN entities and regional organizations, and what needs to happen to make sure these efforts are supported by appropriate financing arrangements. 

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