BACKGROUND PAPER Institution-Building as a Bridge Between Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding – Connecting the Security and Peace Nexus

This brief background paper will outline recent commentary and recommendations on peacebuilding, institution-building and capacity development in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping and examine the range of such mandates provided by the UN Security Council.

This paper will explore the range of UN guidance available to peacekeepers in this area and draw out some of the lessons that we have learned and challenges we face as ‘early peacebuilders’ with three key roles: to articulate, enable and implement peacebuilding goals. The paper will end with some questions for discussion.