Kenya has emphasised the need to reassess assumptions about the nature of negotiating and sustaining peace with a more ambitious focus on peacebuilding when it comes to country and regional engagements.
The Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations Ambassador Mike Koboino called for dedicated and predictable financing as a critical capability and shared commitment that needs reinforcement through assessed contributions to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 76/305.
He was speaking at the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) which had convened an Ambassadorial-level meeting on peacebuilding in the New Agenda for Peace.
He also noted the need to leverage and strengthen PBC’s capacities to meet increasing demand and deliver catalytic and impactful initiatives on cross cutting issues including the SDGs.
Amb. Komboino called for enhanced support to localised peacebuilding as an important element of preventive diplomacy in peacekeeping and non-peacekeeping settings.
Member States reflected and proposed ideas on peacebuilding and the role of the Commission within the New Agenda for Peace.
They expressed support to the development of the New Agenda for Peace and called for strengthening the PBC’s advisory role to the Council on transitions and mandate renewals.
Emphasizing the importance of holistic approach with focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and prevention, Member States called for strengthened partnerships across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus.
As well as enhanced UN coherence, inclusion of women and youth, and adequate financing for peacebuilding.