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No Sustainable Peace Without Us: Local Perspectives on Peacebuilding in Middle East and North Africa

The trajectory of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) does not respect political or territorial boundaries, as the majority of security challenges are cross-border in nature. Even the slightest increase in violence and humanitarian instability exerts pressure on and leads to further insecurity in the entire region. Therefore, building strong capacities to implement Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace (leadership, accountability, capacity) and pursuing coherent and coordinated peacebuilding approaches (operational and policy coherence) are of utmost importance in the region. 

This report 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 from local peacebuidler in the MENA region on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, including on the UN leadership and operational and policy coherence.

This policy brief is also available in Arabic.

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