Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 05/2013

Strengthening the UN Peacebuilding Commission

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Camilla Campisi

April 2013

International Peace Institute


This meeting note summarizes the ideas and suggestions that arose during a roundtable workshop held on February 27, 2013. Co-organized by the International Peace Institute and the Quaker United Nations Office in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, the workshop discussed the challenges and opportunities for the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in accompanying countries through transition and peacebuilding processes after conflict. The meeting brought together PBC member states, UN experts, and representatives from civil society and academia with a particular interest in the commission's work.