PEACEBUILDING FUND IN SRI LANKA

Peacebuilding Fund in Sri Lanka

Peacebuilding Fund in Sri Lanka

Nearly three decades of conflict in Sri Lanka came to an end in 2009. As part of the UN’s commitment to support the peacebuilding process, the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) began extending support to Sri Lanka in 2015. The PBF was established by the UN Secretary General in October 2006, following a request from the General Assembly and the Security Council. With the primary aim of preventing a relapse into violent conflict, the PBF is currently providing fast, flexible and relevant funding to over 20 countries.

In June 2015 Sri Lanka began accessing the Immediate Response Facility of the PBF (see further details below) and in September 2016 the Government of Sri Lanka and the UN finalized the Peacebuilding Priority Plan (PPP) in consultation with civil society and development partners. The three year plan will serve to guide support to peacebuilding in Sri Lanka, promoting coordination and coherence amongst partners.

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Immediate Response Facility

Peacebuilding Priority Plan

NEWS

08 / 12 / 2017

Youth building Peace: Sri Lanka’s best hope

In light of International Youth Day on Saturday, 12 August, Ms. Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, published an article highlighting the need to encourage youth building peace in Sri Lanka.

08 / 03 / 2017

Government and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018 – 2022

The Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations signed the 2018 – 2022 UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), the agreement which pegs UN assistance to Sri Lanka’s long term development priorities.

07 / 19 / 2017

Head of UN Political Affairs in Sri Lanka

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 19 July for a three day visit.

This is the Under-Secretary-General’s second visit to Sri Lanka and is a follow up to his 2015 visit, to take stock of progress in the country and engage national stakeholders on the peacebuilding process.