Conciliation Resources has submitted reflections and recommendations to the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, which is leading the development of the UN Secretary-General’s Report on Peacebuilding in the Aftermath of Conflict.
This UN report will update the Secretary’s General’s 2009 and 2010 reports on Peacebuilding in the Immediate Aftermath of Conflict, as well as his 2010 report on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding, and set a forward vision that addresses evolving and longer-term challenges for peacebuilding.
Our submission highlights the key challenges for peacebuilding such as the cross-border dimension of conflicts and the need for peacebuilding responses to focus on conflicts not countries.
These reflections focus mainly on how inclusivity can strengthen peacebuilding processes. We also share lessons from our recent People’s Peacemaking Perspectives project, through which the perspectives of communities affected by conflict and instability are being shared with a wide range of international and national decision-makers.
In addition we provide recommendations on the need to invest in locally based conflict prevention and resolution capacities.