Sustaining Peace Series;
Sustainable Peace and Diplomacy
November 1, 2017
Ambassador Ihab Moustafa, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations, described the evolution of the UN from peacekeeping to development to peacebuilding. He shed light on how the term “peacebuilding” has been misunderstood and co-opted to encourage competition for limited funding. However, he emphasized that Sustaining Peace is not a new concept to the UN, and that it actually has been the raison d’etre of the organization since the end of the Cold War.