A Vietnamese diplomat has praised the UN Peace-building Commission (PBC) for its efforts and fulfillment of the tasks set in the UN Security Council’s resolutions.

“The Vietnamese Delegation wishes to underscore that in its initial years of evolution, the PBC has consolidated its core advisory role and made significant support to critical peace-building priorities,” Deputy Representative of Vietnam Ambassador Hoang Chi Trung said at the council debate on the report of the PBC on Nov. 25.

He added that the PBC, through its country-specific configurations and integrated peace-building strategies, has yielded concrete and important results under challenging circumstances in Burundi , the Central African Republic , Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone .

However, the diplomat was of the opinion that the commission will be more effective in furthering the international peace-building agenda if its activities are better tailored to the needs and the priorities of recipient countries.

“To this effect, the PBC should redouble its efforts to improve its rules of procedures and working methods, intensify interactions with countries on its agenda, and rationalize its institutional relationships with the General Assembly, the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council, in accordance with the respective competence of each body as defined by the Charter,” the ambassador said.

He said the efficiency of UN assistance requires unity of purpose and action in all the areas of peace and security, human rights, rule of law, development and humanitarian affairs, as well as coherence between preventive diplomacy, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace-building.

Greater emphasis on development agendas, including education and training, job creation and agriculture address the root causes of conflicts and create favourable conditions for sustainable reconstruction in post-conflict countries, he stressed./.