Peacebuilding valuable in avoiding cycles of violence and suffering

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Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General at the opening of high-level meeting on "Sustaining Peace: Mechanisms, Partnerships and the Future of Peacebuilding in Africa. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A US$100 million fund that supports countries emerging from war or political crises is facing a "serious" shortfall, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Thursday.

The Peacebuilding Fund has helped a number of African countries recover from conflict and instability.

The international community discussed the fund at a meeting at the UN focussing on sustaining peace on the continent.

Dianne Penn reports.

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