New York, 1 May 2023 (TDI): Martin Bille Hermann, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations, delivered a statement at the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on Transnational Justice.

The Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the UN for convening the important meeting on peacebuilding and transnational justice.

The Peacebuilding Commission is a platform to share experiences and peer-to-peer engagements. He emphasized that peace and justice take time, patience, and commitment.

Denmark commended the efforts made by the government of Colombia to present reforms to address structural factors of poverty, marginalization, and insecurity. All these factors have prevented the full implementation of the 2016 Peace Agreement,

It is imperative to end violence against civilians, social leaders, and human rights defenders.

The Denmark Ambassador hailed the Gambian government and its Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) for its commitment to eliminating violence. It is hoped that TRRC will fully implement its recommendations in a timely and inclusive process.

Special attention should be given to the critical role and representation of women, youth, and victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

Timor Leste made remarkable progress in regard to peacebuilding. Its civil society and organizations have played a leading role in addressing gender inequality on social and national levels.

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Denmark commended the efforts of Timor Leste and its civil societies in its youth-empowering endeavors. Timor Leste has played a vital role in sharing experiences and helping international partners improve coordination in conflict-affected countries through the G7+ Platform.

The Denmark Ambassador concluded the statement by stressing the proactive role of the international community as a way forward for the transnational justice processes.

Denmark encouraged the international community to engage in meaningful peace endeavors.

Sharing experiences related to accountability is beneficial for all. Thus, the international community should utilize cross-sharing as an important tool for peace.