The Security Council of the UN yesterday approved a statement highlighting the need for a “comprehensive and integrated approach” to achieve “sustainable peace” in countries that have been stricken by armed conflicts.
The statement was endorsed at a session of the maximum body of UN decisions led by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, whose country chaired the meeting.
The document argues that the board believes that “the security and development are closely interlinked and are mutually reinforced and are essential to achieve sustainable peace in the long term.”
Bachelet warned that terrorist violence, as reported recently in France, and threats to international security will not be resolved without the social inclusion of sectors living with “anger and frustration.”
The four pages statement, encourages to seek greater participation of women and youth in peacebuilding and defends “effective and inclusive” approaches in the disarmament and demobilization after armed conflicts.