The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (UNPBC) was established as a part of the reform process that took place during the 60th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Peacebuilding, a precautionary framework aimed at reducing threats that would undermine the peaceful status of a post-conflict country, has always been a fundamental goal of the United Nations. However, there was much deliberation throughout the process of creating a separate institution to address this issue. The founding of the UNPBC began in December 2004 when the former Secretary-General Kofi Annan established the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change. This panel sought to assess current global threats to international peace and provide an analysis of future challenges, identify the contribution of international parties, and recommend changes necessary to ensure effective collective action. It was within this panel’s report that the Secretary-General first proposed a new intergovernmental body, the “Peacebuilding Commission”. The framework of the Peacebuilding Commission provided the foundation for the creation of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission the following year.
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