Jan Eliasson (UN Deputy Secretary-General) at the Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace
Remarks by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, H. E. Jan Eliasson at the Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace.
This joint meeting provided an opportunity to explore the links between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and sustaining peace, particularly as it relates to globally agreed targets for the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice and the building of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions, as well as the drivers of conflict that pertain to the social, economic and environmental areas, including socio-economic inequalities, poor management of natural resources and lack of jobs. The challenges faced by the countries emerging from conflict require an integrated and coordinated approach by the United Nations system. The Council brought in the expertise of the ECOSOC system and its stakeholders to discuss the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in conflict-affected countries.