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AU Envoy Underscores Reconfiguration Of Global Peace, Security Architecture

Amb. Bankole Adeoye, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, has underscored that reconfiguration of global peace and security architecture is imperative.

Adeoye said this while briefing the Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security of African States on Thursday in New York.

The meeting was convened by Mozambique, the Council president of the Security Council for May, on the maintenance of international peace and security of African States.


He said, “The emerging global order must promote renewed and networked multilateralism for the sake of global stability. This is Africa’s right and not just a demand,” he said, speaking via video conference.’

”Furthermore, the new UN Security Council “must be enlarged, must be inclusive, must be pro-Africa, must be more democratic, must be responsive, must be legitimate, must be equitable, and must be accountable.”

Adeoye also highlighted the issue of financing for peace operations, calling for “100 per cent unhindered, unconditional access to United Nations assessed contributions for peace and security activities.”

Also briefing the Council, the Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Amb. Sérgio Danese of Brazil, upheld its full commitment to assist African countries seeking support.

He spoke of the PBCs work across several pillars, including institution building, electoral processes, rule of law, transitional justice, security sector reform, and the women, peace and security agenda.

Danese said, “These are only starting points for normalizing states in transition and post-conflict situations.

“Investment in sustainable development is crucial to long-term social cohesion and stability and must be undertaken in tandem with other initiatives.”

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