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UNAOC Group of Friends Ministerial Meeting
September 28 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ New York
Building Bridges: Using Soft Power to Promote a Culture of Peace
The United Nations Secretary-General has committed to a vision of what he describes as sustaining peace. The Security Council and the General Assembly view this approach as “both a goal and a process to build a common vision of a society, ensuring that the needs of all segments of the population are taken into account”. This past April, the Secretary-General addressed the General Assembly on the issue of peacebuilding and said, “we need a holistic approach which prioritizes prevention and addresses the root causes of conflict by integrating peace, sustainable development and human rights”. (Read more in the concept note below.)