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The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission was established by the UN Security Council and General Assembly on December 20th, 2005 through resolutions 60/180 and 1645.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today outlined measures to strengthen the United Nations role in helping countries emerging from conflict to maintain peace and entrench stability, stressing the need for rapid deployment of trained staff, predictable financing, partnerships and ensuring the participation of women.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet today announced a new initiative to boost women's roles in conflict resolution.
Shreen Abdul Saroor grew up knowing nothing but the violence that has pulled Sri Lanka apart for decades. In 1990, her family was forced to flee Mannar Island in a small boat when Tamil militants expelled all Muslims from the Northern Province. Shreen's experience inspired her to form two organizations for women affected by conflict.