Financing Fit for the Future

A 10-point agenda for financing peacebuilding that allows the UN and its Member States to fulfil the commitments of sustaining peace over the coming decades.


 

The review in 2015 of the United Nation’s Peacebuilding Architecture points out that, ‘financing for peacebuilding remains scarce, inconsistent and unpredictable’. In response, last year’s ground-breaking sustaining peace resolutions call on the Secretary-General during the 72nd Session of the General Assembly to ‘provide options on increasing, restructuring and better prioritizing funding dedicated to UN peacebuilding activities.’ This underscores that without adequate resources and a streamlined approach to financing that more strategically builds on strong partnerships, a renewed UN approach to sustaining peace cannot succeed.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation has, in collaboration with the Peacebuilding Support Office, provided input to the various phases of the review and continues to support implementation of the sustaining peace resolutions. This paper is a result of that work and outlines ten points that require attention and action by the UN and its Member States to allow for more efficient use of existing funds and to ensure that sufficient resources are available to fulfil the commitments of sustaining peace over the coming decades.