The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282 and covers the activities of the Peacebuilding Fund from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009. As at 30 June 2009, the Fund’s portfolio stood at $312.9 million, with deposits totalling $309.6 million having been received from a broad base of 45 donors. The Fund is currently active in 12 countries, directly contributing to building the foundations for peace in countries emerging from conflict or helping postconflict countries to prevent a relapse into conflict.
Recent evaluations and performance reports submitted by recipient organizations confirm that early notable results have been achieved during the Fund’s initial two years and that the Fund has the potential to fill a unique peacebuilding niche. The evaluations also identified a number of management and operational challenges: those are being addressed in part through a revision of the Fund’s terms of reference and in part through management improvements instituted by the Peacebuilding Support Office. The revised terms of reference were endorsed by the General Assembly on 17 June 2009, and give impetus for a broad revision of the Fund’s operational and procedural guidelines.Download Third Report of the Secretary-General: July 2008 - June 2009