UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed retired Tanzanian diplomat Liberata Mulamula as a member of the sixth Advisory Group of the Peacebuilding Fund.
Apart from Ambassador Mulamula, other members and their countries of origin in brackets are Anne Anderson, retired Ambassador (Ireland), Emmanuel Asante, chairperson, National Peace Council (Ghana), Lise Filiatrault, retired Ambassador (Canada) and Johannes Oljelund, Director- General for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sweden).
Others are Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom, Stéphane Rey, Head of Peace Policy, Deputy Head of the Human Security Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Switzerland), Gert Rosenthal, Ambassador (ret), Guatemala, Hanns Heinrich Schumacher, Ambassador (ret) (Germany).
The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is the organisation's financial instrument of first resort to sustain peace in countries or situations at risk or affected by violent conflict.
The Peacebuilding Fund's new strategy 2020-24 is designed to bolster the fund with a target of $ 1.5bn in financing for peace building, the most ambitious strategy for the Fund to date.