Apply: UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund

Deadline: 01 June, 2020

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) is accepting proposals for the Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative (GYPI). GYPI is an expression of PBF’s commitment to inclusive peacebuilding. The initiative supports the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality and recognises the important and positive role young people play in peacebuilding.

Through the initiative, the PBF seeks to increase its peacebuilding impact and advance the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Seven-Point Action Plan on Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding, Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and others on Women, Peace and Security, and Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.


  • Successful candidates can request grants of a minimum of $800,000 to a maximum of $1,500,000 for the project


  • This year’s call for the GYPI solicits proposals from both civil society organisations (CSOs) as well as from UN agencies, funds and programmes in PBF eligible countries
  • The call for proposals is open in countries that are currently formally declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2020: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Sudan and The Gambia

To apply and for more information, click here.

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