Latvia elected to UN Peacebuilding Commission for first time

On December 8, 2021, Latvia was elected to the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) for membership in 2022, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

It is the first time that Latvia will be represented in this UN body.

During its work in the PBC, Latvia will focus on strengthening the resilience of institutions in post-conflict situations by promoting good governance, media literacy, education, digital skills, inclusive participation of women and youth, as well as sharing Latvia’s best practices.

 

The UN Peacebuilding Commission was established in 2005 with the aim of providing, with their consent, support for countries affected by conflict. A significant line of action is to sustain international support for countries after the completion of UN peacekeeping missions to help them continue on their path towards long-term peace, stability and development thereby preventing the conflicts from recurring.

The Peacebuilding Commission is composed of 31 Member States. Latvia has been elected to the PBC by the UN Economic and Social Council.

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