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Building Sustainable Peace. How inclusivity, partnerships and a reinforced UN Peacebuilding Architecture will support delivery

Given the on-going developments in the peacebuilding and prevention fields, this joint report by GPPAC and QUNO serves as a contribution to: increase practical understanding of what sustaining peace means; assess the progress and remaining challenges facing peacebuilding practice; and articulate recommendations for the way forward. Its production was the result of desk research as well as interviews with over 35 diverse Member State and UN representatives at UN Headquarters, which provided ample opportunity to learn first-hand how the resolutions have shaped policy and practice by those intimately involved in these processes. Our report presents the main areas explored during the research, namely: 1) the normative, political and operational impact of sustaining peace thus far; 2) analysis on the work of the PBC to uphold its convening, advisory and bridging responsibilities within this changing UN environment; 3) UN and Member States’ understanding of and processes to build strategic and operational partnerships with civil society; and 4) the importance and impact of inclusive approaches to sustaining peace.

The report highlights progress made to date as well as new or on-going challenges, and provides main findings and recommendations for UN and Member States to improve policy and practice.

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