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Peacebuilding Fund News

Jun
25
2008

New York, 25 Jun 2008 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the Comoros and Guinea Conakry elibible to receive funding from the PBF.

Jun
24
2008

New York 24 June 2008 – The Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) briefed donors on the status of the PBF, updates on Fund supported activities and the 2008 workplan (see PBSO presentation), while the UNDP Multi-Donor Trust Fund Office, as the PBF Fund Manager/Administrative Agent, presented the First Consolidated Annual Progress Report for the PBF for the period to 31 December 2007. An update on the external evaluation of the PBF was provided by UN Office for Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), while PBSO outlined the post-evaluation review processes that will enable the Secretary General to request the General Assembly to the review the PBF Terms of References. The meeting was enriched by a presentation on the Reconciliation project in Nimba County, Liberia, funded by the PBF Emergency Window.

Jun
24
2008

New York, 24 June 2008 – The UNDP MDTF Office, as the Administrative Agent/Fund Manager of the Peacebuilding Fund, presented today the “First Consolidated Annual Progress Report on Activities Implemented under the Peacebuilding Fund“.

Jun
20
2008

New York, 20 Jun 2008 – The ASG for Peacebuilding Support has approved the UNDP Kenya-executed project “Emergency Volunteer Scheme” for funding from the Emergency Window.

Jun
19
2008

New York, 19 Jun 2008 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that Côte d’Ivoire is elibible to receive funding from the PBF.

Apr
18
2008

Freetown, 18 April 2008 – UNDP Sierra Leone has prepared a “Summary of Progress: Peacebuilding Supported Projects“, providing the latest information on the status of project implementation.

Apr
16
2008

New York, 16 Apr 2008 – The Head of the Peacebuilding Support Office, Ms Carolyn McAskie, based on the PBF Senior Policy Group’s endorsement of the Guinea-Bissau PBF Interim Priority Plan, has approved a funding envelope for Guinea-Bissau of $6 million.

Apr
15
2008

New York, 15 Apr 2008 – A PBF Donors’ Briefing Meeting was convened on 15 April 2008, foremost, to update donors to the Peacebuilding Fund on the status of the PBF and its activities during the period 1 December 2007 to 31 March 2008 (see PBSO-presentation on the status of the PBF). The meeting also provided an opportunity for Ms. Marjatti Rasi, Chair of the PBF Advisory Group to share the outcome of the second Advisory Group meeting held on 5-6 March 2008. The Guinea-Conakry project on ‘Supporting National Dialogue in Guinea Conakry” funded from the PBF Emergency Window was show-cased at the meeting, with interventions by Ms. Mbaranga Gasarabwe, UN Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative and Mr. La Tortue, ex-Prime Minister of Haiti and Chief Facilitator engaged to facilitate the dialogue process. Donors were also appraised on the upcoming independent evaluation of the PBF in 2008 to be undertaken by the UN Office for Oversight Services.

Apr
12
2008

New York, 12 Apr 2008 – The ASG for Peacebuilding Support has approved the UNDP-executed project “Renforcement de la sécurite à la prison civile de Port-au-Prince, Haïti” for funding from theEmergency Window.

Mar
18
2008

New York, 18 March 2008 – Read the third issue of the PBF Bulletin.

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