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Since the Peacebuilding Fund’s Stakeholders meeting at the end of June, the Fund has made new commitments in Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea-Bissau, Sri Lanka, Niger and Myanmar amounting to $37.7 million. This programming includes $12 million to help catalyze the DRC’s Trust Fund for stabilization in the east – including $4 million in an innovative matching allocation to spur bilateral contributions.
NEW YORK, 30 November — Member States of the United Nations reiterated the importance of the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) during the Fund’s high-level stakeholders meeting held on 29 November, and pledged further support.
At the meeting, a total of US$77 million in contributions were confirmed for 2012, marking the highest annual level since 2008. More donors made multi-year contributions than ever before, while others indicated that their contributions were going to be regularly repeated year on year.
NEW YORK, 29 November— The Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) held its second high-level stakeholders meeting in New York, where the Member States of the United Nations endorsed the importance of the PBF as an innovative, fast and catalytic instrument to support countries emerging from conflict.