Peacebuilding activities should align with national priorities: India
India has emphasised that peacebuilding activities will give sustainable results only if they align with a nation’s priorities and its leaders and institutions are involved in the implementation.
India’s Deputy Permanent Representative Nagaraj Naidu was speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
He asserted that New Delhi believes that the efforts undertaken by the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in various countries and regions will result in sustainable outcomes if national ownership is strictly followed. He said, this would ensure that gains are long-term and prevent any relapse.
The representative said, India also supports the advisory, flexible and convening role of the PBC in its interactions with its parent bodies – the General Assembly, Security Council and the Economic and Social Council with the objective of pursuing a coherent and integrated approach to building and sustaining peace.