Our Mandate (UNSDF)
The United Nations (UN) and the Government of Sri Lanka signed the 2018-2022 UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), the agreement which pegs UN assistance to Sri Lanka’s long-term development priorities, on the 3rd of August 2017. The UNSDF provides the overarching framework for the work of the United Nations in Sri Lanka in line with the national priorities of the Maithri Palanayak, Sthaavara Ratak: A Compassionate Governance, A Stable Country, the Public Investment Programme (2017-2020), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Development Goals
Peacebuilding Fund in Sri Lanka
The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (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. Sri Lanka is currently receiving support from the PBF through the Immediate Response Facility and is in the process of applying for longer term funding through the Peacebuilding and Recovery Facility.
The UN in Sri Lanka is currently implementing three Joint Programmes, namely: the European Union Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP), UN-Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD), and Scaling up Nutrition through a Multi-Sector Approach.