The world body must provide better support for countries emerging from conflict where more results need to be seen on the ground, president of the 64th session of the United Nations general Assembly Ali Treki has said.
"The needs are huge and post-conflict countries look to the international community to help them in their time of need," Treki said in his opening address at an informal consultation on the 2010 review of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) at the UN Headquarters in New York.
"The international community must provide better, more reliable and more substantial support to countries recovering from violent conflict," he said.
Recalling the establishment of the PBC in 2005 and the Peacebuilding Fund, Treki stated that these were "remarkable accomplishments in strengthening the UN and organising the international community's efforts to help countries build lasting peace." He concluded:
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