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Twenty-Six Member States Pledge $151 Million to UN Peacebuilding Fund

New York, 21 September 2016 – The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund received $151 million in pledges from Member States at its Pledging Conference held Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Fund announced.

The pledges cover the years 2017-2019 and will go toward projects the Fund underwrites in more than 20 countries with the aim of sustaining peace and preventing violent conflict. The event was co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The conference sought pledges totaling $300 million over three years.

Financial Transparency In Extractive Industry Critical to Reducing Potential for Corruption

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Africa Progress Panel, addresses via video conference the Council’s debate on conflict prevention and natural resources. 19 June 2013 United Nations, New YorkThe current of wealth from the world’s abundant natural resources was too often diverted away from populations in need, instead feeding conflicts and corruption, and leading to human rights abuses and environmental damage, warned a number of high-level speakers as they briefed the Security Council. Continue reading