Lessons Learned and Strategic Operationalisation of Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in the Americas
Ahead of the 2020 United Nations (UN) Peacebuilding Architecture Review, the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), the Permanent Missions of Colombia and Peru to the United Nations and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted an online expert-level consultation entitled “Lessons Learned and Strategic Operationalisation of Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in the Americas” on 18 May 2020. The consultation created an opportunity to assess the implementation of peacebuilding and sustaining peace in the Americas. Experts from local and international civil society, Member States, regional organisations, and the United Nations participated and shared their experiences and thoughts on good practices and lessons learned in their efforts to build and sustain peace in their respective contexts.
In this report (also available in Spanish), GPPAC summarises the main findings from the consultation. It serves to inform the 2020 Secretary-General’s Report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace and the 2020 Peacebuilding Architecture Review by presenting key messages and recommendations on peacebuilding and sustaining peace from the perspective of the Americas, including on UN leadership; operational and policy coherence; strong and operational partnerships; and financing for peacebuilding.