Ulrich Schneckener, Silke Weinlich

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

Tasks, Mandate, and Design for a New Institution

SWP Comment 2005/C 38, September 2005, 8 Pages

The sixtieth UN General Assembly opens on September 14, 2005, with a three-day summit of heads of state and government to conduct the five-year review of the Millennium Declaration of 2000. Institutional reform of the United Nations will also be on the top of the agenda. One substantial outcome is expected to be the establishment of a Peacebuilding Commission. This body will be particularly significant for Germany if it is decided not to expand the Security Council in the foreseeable future.