UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO)


The Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) was established to assist and support the Peacebuilding Commission, administer the Peacebuilding Fund, and serve the Secretary-General in coordinating United Nations agencies in their peacebuilding efforts.

The PBSO helps to sustain peace in conflict-affected countries by garnering international support for nationally owned and led peacebuilding efforts. This includes providing support to the work of the Peacebuilding Commission and catalyzing the UN System, on behalf of the Secretary-General, and partnering with external actors to develop peacebuilding strategies, marshal resources and enhance international coordination. This support is firmly based on PBSO’s function as a knowledge centre for lessons learned and good practices on peacebuilding.