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


03 / 09 / 2020

Transformational change is possible

Women and men belong at the same table – whether that table is in the boardroom, the classroom, halls of justice or halls of parliament. Transformational change is possible – Hanaa Singer, UN Resident Coordinator

02 / 21 / 2020

International Mother Languages Day

On February 21, the United Nations celebrates International Mother Languages Day. At the UN in Sri Lanka we celebrated the day in partnership with the Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Education. Observance of the Day recognizes Sri Lanka’s efforts to promote multi-lingualism and multi-culturalism in strengthening mutual trust, understanding and respect among communities.

02 / 13 / 2020

WFP and S4IG embark on a strategic partnership to address poor nutrition in Sri Lanka

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG), an initiative of the Australian Government, have signed an agreement to work together to promote healthy diets. One of the key features is a collaboration with Supreme Chef, a popular competitive cooking TV show in Sri Lanka.