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


05 / 14 / 2021

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Ul Fitr to all those celebrating in Sri Lanka. Ramadan is a time for gratefulness, solidarity and a reminder of the resilience of humanity – important messages for all of us as we face these challenging times.

04 / 27 / 2021

Action on Nitrogen vital for efforts across the Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sri Lanka Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer-Hamdy speaking at the Nitrogen for Climate and Green Recovery event organised by the British High Commission in Colombo noted the importance of action on nitrogen for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

04 / 22 / 2021

UN Secretary-General’s message marking the International Girls in ICT Day 2021

International Girls in ICT Day aims to inspire a global movement to increase the representation of girls and women in technology. Today, let’s recommit to the goal of equal access for young women and girls to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.