New York, 27 September 2022 (TDI): Ambassadors of the Peace Building Commission (PBC) held a meeting on Timor Leste which has undergone one of the most remarkable state-building and reconciliation processes in recent history, following decades of conflict.

Timor Leste has taken responsibility for its peacebuilding journey. It also took over the publicly explored solutions to address unresolved issues in the spirit of South-South cooperation.

Moreover, the country also owned the triangular collaboration and shared its lessons learned and best practices.

Timor-Leste enacted a Strategic Development Plan for the years 2011–2030 that outlined the nation’s priorities. These included growing social capital, infrastructure, institutions, and the economy.

It remains a significant challenge for Timor-Leste to strengthen its economic basis to provide the groundwork for a sustainable, thriving, and resilient economy, notably through economic diversification.

Furthermore, Timor-Leste can benefit from the experiences of others by sharing the lessons it has learned from implementing its own “Economic Recovery Plan.”

This plan was created as a short-term and long-term response to deal with the effects of Covid-19. It also dealt with the economic downturn, and promote human capital development and economic diversification.

In addition, it empowered people by providing access to high-quality education and supporting emerging local businesses to reduce reliance on oil. Timor-Leste could also benefit from lessons learned from approaches tried out by other nations in this field.

Peace Building Commission: An Overview

The Peace Building Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory organization that aids in the promotion of peace in nations that have experienced violent conflict.

Apart from this, it significantly increases the international community’s ability to advance the larger peace agenda.

The thirty-One Member States, which have been chosen from the General Assembly, Security Council, and Economic and Social Council, make up the PBC.

PBC members also include the nations that contribute the most money and troops to the United Nations.

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