Our Work

Our Mandate (UNDAF)

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the agreement which pegs UN assistance to priorities defined by the Government of Sri Lanka. In October 2012, the UN and the Government of Sri Lanka signed the 2013-2017 UNDAF. In 2016, an UNDAF Addendum was released, following a Mid-Term Review, which highlighted that the development context in which the UN agencies operate and implement programmes in Sri Lanka has significantly changed since the formulation of the current UNDAF in 2013.

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.

Joint Programmes

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.