UN adopts landmark resolutions on peace building

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UN adopts landmark resolutions on peace building

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 (APP): The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council Thursday concurrently adopted resolutions on the Organization’s peace building architecture, providing renewed momentum for the focus within the UN system on “sustaining peace”, as the world faces a significant number of simultaneous security and humanitarian crises.

The resolutions expand the notion of peacebuilding to include a definition of “sustaining peace,” which the documents say should be “broadly understood as a goal and a process to building a common vision of a society, ensuring that the needs of all segments of the population are taken into account.”

This encompasses activities aimed at preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict; addressing root causes; assisting parties to conflict to end hostilities; ensuring national reconciliation; and moving towards recovery, reconstruction and development.