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.

Learn more about the Peacebuilding Fund

Immediate Response Facility

Peacebuilding Priority Plan


09 / 17 / 2021

UN Women helping to boost the role of Sri Lanka’s women in solving waste management problems

Sri Lankan women carry the main burden of household work, so they have knowledge and influence that could be channelled to improve community waste management, which is not only harming health and the environment but also causing disputes between different communities.

09 / 13 / 2021

48th session of the Human Rights Council : Oral Update on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

I am pleased to update the Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka and the trends and issues identified in my last report.  I acknowledge the inputs sent by the Government in preparation for this update, and I note the President’s statement in June that the Government is “committed to work with the UN to ensure accountability” and will implement “necessary institutional reforms.”

08 / 31 / 2021

Stay Home, Save Lives

Editorial by UN Sri Lanka Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer-Hamdy on lockdowns, medical measures, and vaccination needed to save lives. She reiterates that we can defeat this virus through solidarity, partnership, and personal responsibility.