About our work in this area
The importance of peacebuilding activities has increasingly been recognised as the key to ensuring sustainable solutions for development, humanitarian and security challenges. Despite a focus by the United Nations and its Member States on strengthening leadership, capacity, and coherence in support of peacebuilding priorities, ensuring adequate and sustained resources for these efforts continues to remain a critical challenge.
Adequate, sustainable and predictable funding remains a prerequisite for enabling the implementation of the Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace resolutions and for building forward better and greener over the long term. Further consideration is needed to ensure that funding is made available for UN peacebuilding activities by Member States and the UN system alike.
Financing Peacebuilding: The Role of Private-Sector Actors
This paper argues for guidance on standards and best practices to ensure that private actors contribute positively to peace, rather than merely avoiding conflict or causing harm.Read more
Operationalising Sustaining Peace roundtable series
Investing Smarter: Financing for impactful peacebuilding
The third roundtable for 2021 created space for reflection by Member State, civil society and UN representatives on innovative solutions to strengthen the quality of peacebuilding financing.Read more (PDF)
Financing Inclusive Peacebuilding
In this roundtable, held in the lead-up to the fifth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security, participants reflected on inclusive, accessible, sustainable, and adequate financing for peacebuilding initiatives.Read more (PDF)
Investing in sustainable peace
This roundtable on financing for conflict prevention, peacebuilding and sustaining peace was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It built on previous discussions in 2020 focusing on the review of the UN's peacebuilding architecture and operationalising policy coherence in peacebuilding.Read more (PDF)