Agenda item 31 Report of the Peacebuilding Commission
The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/180 and Security Council resolution 1645 (2005), in which the Peacebuilding Commission was requested to submit an annual report to the Assembly for an annual debate and review. Pursuant to Council resolution 1646 (2005), the report will also be submitted to the Council for an annual debate. The present report covers the sixth session of the Commission, held from 1 January to 31 December 2012.
On 29 October 2010, the General Assembly and the Security Council adopted resolutions 65/7 and 1947 (2010) respectively, through which the two organs, inter alia, requested the Commission to reflect in its annual reports the progress made in taking forward the relevant recommendations contained in the report presented in 2010 by the co-facilitators on the review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture (A/64/868-S/2010/393, annex).
The present report uses a new format for reporting on progress in taking forward the recommendations of the 2010 review, organized around the main functions and work of the Peacebuilding Commission and placing particular emphasis on the results achieved and the challenges and opportunities related to the impact of the Commission in the field and its relations at United Nations Headquarters. In doing so, the report draws on relevant country-specific examples to reinforce the analysis. A list of activities undertaken by the various configurations will be made available in a separate document which will be posted on the website of the Commission (www.un.org/en/peacebuilding)