As peacebuilding is an important activity of the U.N. in maintaining international peace and security, the international community should continue prioritizing efforts to build peace as well as prevent conflicts and address their root causes, Giang said.

An overview of the U.N. General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding Financing

He emphasized the need for nations to carry out measures to promote reconciliation and unification through inclusive dialogue with the participation of women and youths.

It is also important to promote partnership between the U.N. and entities at the national, regional and international levels to ensure sustainable financing for peacebuilding.

On this basis, the Vietnamese ambassador proposed the international community respond to the U.N. Secretary-General’s appeal on unofficial development assistance commitments to countries affected by conflicts and to promoting gender equality in peacebuilding.

At the meeting, speakers and representatives of countries affirmed the importance of U.N. peacebuilding structure with the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) being the core. They said that the U.N. peacekeeping operations are currently facing many challenges, including the increase in the number of conflicts and their complexity, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, while funding for the PBF and peacekeeping activities remains limited.

Some countries proposed the U.N. General Assembly allow the allocation of 100 million USD each year to the PBF, using the U.N. budget.

Source: VNA