Two SL projects win UN funds to promote peace-building

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Two Sri Lankan projects made with the intention to increase gender-responsive and youth-inclusive peace-building, had won UN funds worth $ 2,454,148 on Thursday, the UN Peace-building Fund said.

Accordingly, $ 2,000,000 was released by the UN Peace building Fund’s (PBF) Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative (GYPI) to the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to implement the project title “EMPOWER: Building peace through the economic empowerment of women in Northern Sri Lanka.”

The second project which received funds was proposed by the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka and was titled “Empowering and mentoring youth volunteers to engage with transitional justice to promote reconciliation.” The project received $ 454,148.48.

The UN Peace building Fund’s (PBF) Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative (GYPI) 2017 has allocated a total of $27.5 million for 17 projects in 13 countries.

Of this, $16 million is going to gender projects and $11 million to youth projects.

In a statement, the Fund said the GYPI is the Fund’s special call for proposals aimed at increasing gender-responsive and youth-inclusive peace-building within the Peace-building fund’s portfolio and contributing to the strengthening of these often under-recognized areas of peace building.

  Comments - 3

  • Sincere Friday, 22 December 2017 11:55 AM

    Major contributor to UN is USA. Its a fact that many developed countries default their UN contributions due to their own economic melt down. Last night Nikki Heley the the Representative of US to the UN, in her speech indicated ispecifiically about cutting down US aid to UN and the countries that voted against US' s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It was a direct threat contained in her entire speech. If that, unfortunately, happens, would this be confined to only to a news item?

    truth hurts Friday, 22 December 2017 02:19 PM

    Voting against US is siding with barbarians.

    ari Friday, 22 December 2017 07:40 PM

    National Peace Council is an anti Sri Lankan NGO with a western backed agenda. Hence the reason it continues to be funded by the UN. Beware.


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