Delivered by: Aysha AlMenhali, Second Secretary

Mr. Chair,

I want to express the UAE’s gratitude to Brazil for convening us today. I also extend our thanks to the briefers.

Let me begin by stressing the importance of the Peacebuilding Commission on the role it plays in assisting post-conflict and transition countries, to foster peace and reconciliation. It provides a framework to help create synergies among stakeholders engaged in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. As we look ahead to the 2025 review of the UN peacebuilding architecture, today’s discussions provide an opportunity to examine areas for improvement – including cooperation between the Peacebuilding Commission and the Security Council.

In this respect, I would like to underscore three points:

First, the Peacebuilding Commission is an important platform to support the Council’s deliberations. The advice of the Peacebuilding Commission has been instrumental in raising awareness of peacebuilding aspects. These include threats such as misinformation, disinformation, hate speech, and other forms of extremism. In this regard, the vision articulated in the New Agenda for Peace provides useful guidance to help strengthen the work of the Peacebuilding Commission. We encourage them to make good use of that tool, as well as the provisions in Resolution 2686 (2023) on “Tolerance, Peace and Security”.

Second, the convening power of the Commission plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between regional and national institutions, and the Security Council. In this context, the Peacebuilding Commission can be helpful in advancing diplomacy and engaging key actors. This will improve the Council’s ability to remain appraised of national and regional contexts, and ultimately better inform its work.

Third, the Commission should continue to align its work with that of the Council. We acknowledge the growing engagement between the Peacebuilding Commission and the Council, as well as other intergovernmental bodies, which is to be encouraged. We emphasize the need to continue providing timely advice to the Council. The UAE believes this to be critical to advancing a comprehensive and integrated approach to peace and security.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.