Orientation Course - Practical Preparation for Membership in the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission
The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in conflict affected countries and is a key addition to the capacity of the International Community in the broad peace agenda. The PBC is composed by 31 Member States, elected from the General Assembly, the Security Council, and the Economic and Social Council. The top financial contributing countries and the top troop contributing countries to the United Nations system are also members.
The main objective of this training proposal is to prepare delegations of incoming members of the Peacebuilding Commission for their terms by familiarising/orienting them in the working methods and procedures of the Commission, as well as to give Member States the opportunity to informally discuss the main objectives of the PBC and its Programme of Work in 2021.
Participants will leave the training with knowledge of how the Commission functions – its working methods and procedures, the different mandates associated with the Commission, and the expected results/outcomes. [The training will engage members in order for them to better understand the work of the PBC.]