Published September 2019
Financing fit for the future: A 10-point Agenda for Financing Peacebuilding
By Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in memory of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Foundation aims to advance dialogue and policy for sustainable development, multilateralism and peace.

The parallel resolutions on Peacebuilding and Sustaining peace, adopted in April 2016 by the UN Security Council (S/RES/2282) and the General Assembly (A/RES/70/262), emphasise ‘the need for predictable and sustained financing to United Nations peacebuilding activities, including through increased contributions, and strengthened partnerships with key stakeholders, while also noting the significance that non-monetary contributions can play in peacebuilding efforts’.¹ The Secretary-General’s 2018 report on implementation of the resolutions pointed to discouraging trends in donor funding that result in insufficient resources dedicated to addressing conflict risks and to supporting countries going through fragile transitions. The report made several recommendations for advancing the application of the Sustaining Peace framework and to address existing gaps, including on financing.