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Re-engineering the UN Peacebuilding Architecture


05.02.10 Re-engineering the UN Peacebuilding Architecture

NUPI Working Paper | 37 pages.

This Working Paper is one of nine essays that examine the possible future role of the UN’s peacebuilding architecture. They were written as part of a project co-organized by the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. All of the contributors to the project were asked to identify realistic but ambitious “stretch targets” for the Peacebuilding Commission and its associated bodies over the next five to ten years. The resulting Working Papers, including this one, seek to stimulate fresh thinking about the UN’s role in peacebuilding.


This paper argues that if the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) are to avoid longterm institutional decline, they will, over the next five to ten years, need to position themselves to play new roles – in terms of mandate, resources, procedures, and partnerships.


The Future of the Peacebuilding Architecture Project

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