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

06 / 21 / 2017

UN Secretary-General appoints Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as Envoy on Youth

Presently working as an officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Ms. Wickramanayake will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as the Secretary-General’s next Envoy on Youth.

06 / 08 / 2017

Saving the Ocean – One whale shark at a time

In light of World Oceans Day on Thursday, 8 June, Ms. Francoise Jacob,  the Director and Representative of United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives, published an article highlighting the need for individual action and advocacy to increase conservation efforts for Oceans in Sri Lanka.

05 / 29 / 2017

Department of Government Information: Evacuation Notice 28 May 2017

Divisional secretariats of 7 districts have been issued an evacuation notice due to adverse weather conditions. All residents are urged to follow evacuation orders to minimize loss of human life.