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 / 29 / 2020

The United States provides $600,000 grant to UNICEF to support critical COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

The United States has provided a USD $600,000 grant to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to support the critical COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka.

05 / 27 / 2020

UNICEF supports MOE to provide home-based learning for lower primary students during COVID-19 lock-down

UNICEF and MOE, with the support of partners, provide educational material to grade 1 and 2 students across the island ensuring continuous learning for young children during COVID-19 pandemic.


05 / 07 / 2020

Vesak Day Message from UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Hanaa Singer

On this day of Vesak, commemorating the attainment of enlightenment by the Lord Buddha, his birth and his ultimate passing, I extend my warmest wishes to all the people of Sri Lanka.