PEACEBUILDING FUND IN SRI LANKA

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

NEWS

11 / 11 / 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on developments in Sri Lanka

The Secretary-General learned with concern of President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Sri Lanka’s parliament and move to new parliamentary elections on 5 January 2019.

11 / 02 / 2018

Readout of the Secretary-General’s phone call with H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka

The Secretary-General spoke by telephone with H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, on 1 November. He emphasized the Government’s responsibility to ensure peace, security and respect for the rule of law. The Secretary-General urged the President to revert to Parliamentary procedures and allow the Parliament to vote as soon as possible. He encouraged the Government to uphold its earlier commitments to human rights, justice and reconciliation, in line with Human Rights Council resolutions.

10 / 31 / 2018

Statement on the UN Resident Coordinator’s meeting with H.E. the President of Sri Lanka

Meeting with H.E Maithripala Sirisena today, The United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Hanaa Singer reiterated the United Nations Secretary-General’s message on safeguarding democratic values & importance of fulfilling international commitments including HRC Resolution, and that the United Nations stands ready to continue its cooperation & support in this regard.