Malaysia’s commitment to assisting countries recovering from conflict, has motivated it to join the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). Malaysia was elected as a member of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Organizational Committee to serve for the term 2013-2014 and 2015-2016. Through the PBC, Malaysia will continue to support and promote peace efforts in countries emerging from conflicts.
Malaysia’s involvement in efforts towards peaceful resolution of conflict in the Southeast Asian region has placed it in a position where it could lend its expertise and share its experience in the pursuit for peace. The evolving nature of peacekeeping to peacebuilding and Malaysia’s experience in this regard would enable it to contribute to the Council’s work.
Since the inception of the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) in 1980, Malaysia has trained more than 28,000 participants from 139 developing countries, including approximately 1,400 participants from 14 post-conflict countries. The MTCP has assisted them in their post-conflict peacebuilding, recovery, reconstruction and sustainable development. Malaysia is ready to assist such countries though capacity building in the areas of governance, public administration, economic planning, poverty eradication and education.
The MTCP was awarded the UN-Malaysia Award for the category “Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Eight: Developing a Global Partnership for Development”, in recognition of its contribution in strengthening global efforts for peace, democracy, good governance and poverty eradication.
Malaysia is the coordinator between the PBC and the UN Security Council for the year 2015.