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Denmark announces 50% increase in support to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund

15.12.2021  07:00
Denmark will contribute 150 million DKK (almost 23 mill USD) to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund for 2021-2023. The new contribution marks a 50 per cent increase compared to the last Danish contribution of 100 million DKK from 2018 to 2020.

Denmark’s increased contribution to the Peacebuilding Fund is part of a strengthened Danish engagement in support of the UN’s efforts to promote international peace and security. Denmark is one of largest contributors to the Fund. 
 
Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod states: 
 
“Too many people around the world are living with violent conflict. It’s a human tragedy and often results in abject poverty, human rights violations, and forced displacement and irregular migration. It is therefore crucial that we do more to prevent conflicts. Preventing conflicts before they erupt reduces both human suffering as well as economic losses. And the UN plays a central role in this regard. That is why I am happy to announce that the Danish Government is increasing its support to the UN Peacebuilding Fund with 50 per cent.” 
 
The Danish funding will support the Fund’s efforts to promote dialogue and the inclusion of women and youth in peace processes. It will also support the Fund’s work to tackle climate-related insecurity. The contribution is a testimony to the Danish Government’s strong support for the UN Secretary-General’s call for scaling up investments in prevention and peacebuilding.
 
Denmark has been a supporter of the Fund since its launch in 2006 and is one of the Fund’s top donors. The Peacebuilding Fund was established when Denmark was last a member of the UN Security Council in 2005-2006. The Fund has supported peacebuilding projects in more than 50 countries, including in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel.
 
Denmark’s new contribution is financed by the Danish inter-ministerial Peace and Stabilisation Fund (PSF). The PSF seeks to support stabilisation efforts and promote peace in fragile and conflict-affected areas based on a "Whole-of-Government" approach.   
 
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