Conferences - Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Peacebuilding Commission and National Strategic Frameworks: New Directions and Emerging Lessons
On April 19, 2011, IPI hosted a seminar on national strategic frameworks for peacebuilding, in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.
The seminar, held under the Chatham House Rule, brought together senior-level experts for a discussion on how countries on the Peacebuilding Commission's agenda, with the support of other stakeholders, can make these frameworks more responsive to peacebuilding needs and provide a platform for identifying and delivering upon mutual commitments.
During the meeting, participants reflected on several issues related to the strategic frameworks that are critical to the success of peacebuilding. First, they reflected on possible new directions in the design of these instruments of engagement. Second, the participants explored under what circumstances and how the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and its partners can align behind these strategies most effectively. Finally, they discussed emerging lessons and priorities for strengthening the PBC’s work.
A meeting note is forthcoming.
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