Addressing the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission Ministerial Meeting, Sanjay Verma, Secretary for the West at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), said that the current conflicts are more complex and volatile.
This is due to the fragmentation of confrontations and the technological capabilities of non-governmental actors such as armed militias, terrorists, and organized criminal groups, Verma said.
Therefore, building and sustaining peace are more complex than ending conflict.
The official noted that the current global scenario has changed and acknowledged that countries, particularly in Africa, are increasingly asking the United Nations to end its mission in the conflict zones, which he said does not bode well.
He noted that while the New Program captures some of the elements of the increasingly complex and interrelated facets of peacebuilding, his Commission does not have a direct conflict prevention mandate.
India recognizes that it is ultimately national governments that promote, build, and maintain peace in their territories, the diplomat stated.