The United Nations created a new body to review and strengthen international civilian response to conflict situations. Dubbed the Senior Advisory Group for the Review of International Civilian Capacities, the group will be headed by former U.N. Undersecretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guehenno. Its responsibilities include identifying reforms necessary to make U.N. civilian response to conflict situations more efficient and effective. It is also tasked to identify which member states are best equipped to support such response.
In general, the review aims to improve the “availability, deployment and appropriateness of civilian capacities for peace building,” the U.N. said in a statement. The goal is to effectively lay down the foundations necessary to foster sustainable development in countries recovering from conflict.