The New Agenda for Peace: An Opportunity to Advance Prevention Through Civil Society - United Nations Partnerships
On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020, Member States pledged to strengthen global governance for the sake of present and future generations. At the request of Member States, the Secretary-General released the report titled 'Our Common Agenda,' which provided several recommendations, including the need for a New Agenda for Peace to address the challenges faced by the international community.
The Civil Society - UN Prevention Platform, co-facilitated by QUNO and GPPAC, focused its 2022 annual discussion series on topics to inform the proposals for the New Agenda for Peace. The learnings and key takeaways from the discussion series are brought together in the paper, The New Agenda for Peace: An Opportunity to Advance Prevention Through Civil Society – United Nations Partnership, which was submitted to the UN. It was also shared widely with the Platform's partners and the diplomatic community at the UN.
The paper outlines recommendations for the UN's six key proposals for the New Agenda for Peace. It brings attention to three additional areas that the New Agenda for Peace process overlooks:
- supporting youth-led prevention efforts;
- integrating climate-sensitive risk analysis in prevention and peacebuilding;
- tackling corporate governance gaps.
The paper explicitly underscores the importance of dialogue and engagement between civil society and the UN as civil society contributes to the UN's prevention efforts by convening frank dialogue, providing analysis, facilitating coordination, and sharing information at all levels and across the system.