UN embraces concept of "sustaining peace"

A Mongolian troop with the UN's mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) smiles for the camera with a local boy in Bentiu, Unity State. UN File Photo/Isaac Billy

"Ground-breaking" resolutions on peacebuilding have been adopted by the UN in an effort to streamline its approach to tackling conflict, a senior UN official has said.

The resolutions aim to reduce the high human cost from so many simultaneous security and humanitarian crises.

The organization is looking beyond post-conflict peacebuilding to embrace the concept of "sustaining peace," which encompasses all stages of a conflict.

Speaking to Jocelyne Sambira, Assistant Secretary-General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco began by explaining why this new architecture for peace is historic.

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