Pakistan calls for strengthening UN Peace-Building Commission

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UNITED NATIONS, April 29 (APP): Pakistan has underscored the need for enhancing the effectiveness of the United Nations Peace-Building Commission (PBC), saying the 31-member intergovernmental body plays an important role in improving the lives of ordinary people affected by conflict.

“Peace-building activities produce tangible results on ground,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the UN General Assembly during a review of the Commission’s activities, which was established in 2005.

Despite many silos in the United Nations system, member states must strive to better utilize the PBC’s work and to enhance its interaction with and advisory role to the principal United Nations organs, the Pakistani envoy said.