A delegation of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on Tuesday arrived in South Sudan’s capital Juba, marking the PBC's new engagement and the beginning of sustained collaboration on peacebuilding.

 According to a statement extended to Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday afternoon, Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith (Permanent Representative of Bangladesh), Chair of the PBC, will be joined by the two Vice-Chairs of the PBC, H.E Joan Cedano (Deputy Permanent Representative of Dominican Republic) and H.E Osama Abdelkhalek (Permanent Representative of Egypt) and Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) Assistant Secretary General Ms. Elizabeth Spehar.

 The three-day visit, the statement said, is a follow-up to the PBC stakeholder meeting on South Sudan on 26 October 2022.

“During the visit, the PBC delegation will meet with senior government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, UN Agencies, and civil society organizations,” the statement read.

“The PBC will also visit Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) funded project in Wau in Western Bahr el Ghazal State. In the aftermath of the extension of the transitional period, the visit presents an opportunity to discuss support on strengthening national and local institutions, developing capacities to deliver basic services, public financial management, constitutional review and electoral process,” it added.

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 of the Member States elected from the General Assembly, the Security Council, and the Economic and Social Council.

 The Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) is a key partner of the PBC and provides financial and technical support for the implementation of the peace agreement, access to justice, youth and women empowerment, land, property and housing and climate action.


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