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


11 / 08 / 2020

Former UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Subinay Nandy’s passing

It is with deep sadness that the United Nations in Sri Lanka announces the passing away of Mr. Subinay Nandy, former UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka.

11 / 02 / 2020

Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

When journalists are targeted, “societies as a whole pay a price”, the UN chief says in his official message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

10 / 21 / 2020

UN in Sri Lanka celebrates 75 years of the UN through discussion on the future of young people and multilateralism

UN Day in Sri Lanka, celebrated virtually on October 23rd, will focus on the global theme of ‘Shaping Our Future Together’, highlighting the importance of global cooperation and innovative solutions as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.