Building on previous discussions and practices, this open debate will provide an opportunity for participants to further exchange views on how common development contributes to sustaining peace and security, and how to take a holistic approach to support conflict-affected countries to achieve sustaining peace by enhancing their sustainable development capacity and addressing root causes of conflict, such as unbalanced and inadequate development, while tackling various obstacles to the sustainable development of such countries.
The following speakers will be invited to brief the Security Council:
• António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
• Dilma Rousseff, President of the New Development Bank
• Jeffrey Sachs, President of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
Letter dated 14 November 2023 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2023/870)