This issue of Disarmament Forum focuses on the recently established Peacebuilding Commission. A robust and effective Peacebuilding Commission is in all of our interests. What can be done now, in its early stages, to support it and assist in its success? Contributors to this issue consider how the PBC can be strengthened by the whole of the international system, address maximizing the effectiveness of civil society engagement with the PBC, examine the challenges of peacebuilding coordination as well as identify possible challenges and opportunities in both the shorter and longer term. In this issue, we have placed particular emphasis on the valuable contribution that Geneva-based actors could make to the PBC.

Citation: Kerstin Vignard (ed.) (2007). "Disarmament Forum: The Peacebuilding Commission", UNIDIR, Geneva.

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  • Editor’s note, Kerstin Vignard
  • Special Comment, Carolyn MC ASKIE
  • The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: origins and initial practice, Richard PONZIO
  • The UN Peacebuilding Commission and civil society engagement, Renske HEEMSKERK
  • The UN Peacebuilding Commission and International Geneva, David ATWOOD & Fred TANNER
  • Prospects for the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Thomas J. BIERSTEKER
  • UNIDIR focus