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Resolution 2558

Peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Letter from the President of the Council on the voting outcome (S/2020/1269) and voting details (S/2020/1273)


Resolution 2558 (2020)
Adopted by the Security Council on 21 December 2020
The Security Council,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
Reaffirming General Assembly and Security Council resolutions 70/262 and
2282 (2016) of 27 April 2016, as well as A/RES/60/180 and S/RES/1645 (2005) of
20 December 2005, A/RES/65/7 and S/RES/1947 (2010) of 29 October 2010, and
A/RES/72/276 and S/RES/2413 (2018) of 26 April 2018, and recalling statements of
the President of the Security Council of 28 July 2016, 21 December 2017, and
18 December 2018,
Reaffirming that development, peace and security, and human rights are
interlinked and mutually reinforcing,
Reaffirming that “sustaining peace” should be broadly understood as a goal and
a process to build a common vision of a society, ensuring that the needs of al l
segments of the population are taken into account, which encompasses activities
aimed at preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict,
addressing root causes, assisting parties to conflict to end hostilities, ensuring
national reconciliation, and moving towards recovery, reconstruction and
development, and emphasizing that sustaining peace is a shared task and
responsibility that needs to be fulfilled by the government and all other national
stakeholders, and should flow th rough all three pillars of the United Nations ’
engagement at all stages of conflict, and in all its dimensions, and needs sustained
international attention and assistance,
Reaffirming the primary responsibility of national Governments and authorities
in identifying, driving and directing priorities, strategies and activities for
peacebuilding and sustaining peace, and in this regard, emphasizing that inclusivity
is key to advancing national peacebuilding processes and objectives in order to ensure
that the needs of all segments of society are taken into account,
Noting that this year marks the twentieth anniversary of Security Council
resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security, and the fifth a nniversaries of
Security council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, peace and security, and recognising
the importance of the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and youth in
peacebuilding, recalling further the fifth anniversary of the General Assembly
resolution, A/RES/70/1, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development”,
Expressing grave concern about the devastating impact of the COVID-19
pandemic across the world, especially in conflict -affected countries, and stressing the
need for full implementation of Security Council resolution 2532 (2020) and noting
the relevant provisions of General Assembly resolution A/RES/74/306 in this regard,
further noting that 2020 inaugurates the decade of action on the SDGs, recognizing
that progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and
all its goals and targets could be hampered, and peacebuilding and development gains
reversed, and emphasizing the need to integrate peacebuilding and sustaining peace
into efforts to build back better,
Welcoming the presentation of the report of the Secretary -General on
peacebuilding and sustaining peace,1 and the valuable inputs for the 2020 review of
the peacebuilding architecture of the Peacebuilding Commission through its letter
dated 2 July 2020, of the group of Independent Eminent Persons through its letters
dated 6 July 2020, and noting input from thematic and regional consultations, and
encouraging relevant United Nations bodies and organs including the Peacebuilding
Commission to consider the inputs further,
1. Welcomes the progress made in the implementation of the resolutions on
peacebuilding and sustaining peace by Member States, including through the relevant
intergovernmental bodies of the United Nations, and by the entire United Nations
system, including through the reforms of the United Nations, and in particular at the
field level through the work of peacekeeping operations, special political missions
and UN country teams, and the important work of the Peacebuilding Fund, and
encourages Member States and the entire United Nations system, in partnership with
relevant stakeholders, including regional and sub regional organizations, international
financial institutions, civil society organizations, local peacebuilding stakeholders
and, where relevant, the private sector, to continue to take action to implement the
resolutions on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, and to advance efforts to bring
greater coherence to peacebuilding efforts, in support of national peacebuilding
priorities, and in particular in conflict-affected countries;
2. Welcomes in particular the important role of the Peacebuilding
Commission, and calls on the Commission to continue strengthening its advisory,
bridging and convening roles in support of nationally -owned priorities and efforts in
the countries and regions under its consideration , as well as to continue strengthening
its working methods to enhance its efficiency and impact in support of peacebuilding
and sustaining peace;
3. Reaffirms that effective peacebuilding must involve the entire United
Nations system, and in this regard, emphasizes the importance of joint analysis and
effective strategic planning in its long -term engagement in conflict-affected
4. Notes that peacebuilding financing remains a critical challenge, and
therefore takes note of the General Assembly decision to convene a high -level
meeting in the seventy-sixth session to advance, explore and consider options for
ensuring adequate, predictable and sustained financing for peacebuilding, and to
invite, starting in the seventy-fifth session, the relevant United Nations bodies and
organs, including the Peacebuilding Commission, in accordance with respective
mandates, to present inputs in advance for Member States’ consideration and
discussion at this meeting, and to affirm a commitm ent to pursuing action-oriented
5. Calls for a further comprehensive review of United Nations peacebuilding
in 2025, and requests the Secretary-General to present to the General Assembly and
the Security Council an interim report in 2022 and a second, detailed report in 2024
in advance of the review, and also requests the Secretary -General to continue to
present a report every two years following that review, on continued implementation
of the resolutions on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, wi th due attention to the
impact of relevant reforms on the performance of the United Nations system in
advancing the implementation of the resolutions on peacebuilding and sustaining
peace, and with emphasis on the systematic impact made at the field level, for the
consideration of Member States;
6. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Security Council Procedures, UN Peacekeeping, COVID-19
Peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Letter from the President of the Council on the voting outcome (S/2020/1269) and voting details (S/2020/1273)
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