Torunn L. Tryggestad, senior researcher at PRIO, has been appointed by the UN Secretary General to join the Advisory Group of the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). The Group is a critical component of the PBF’s governance structure and provides the Secretary-General with advice on the speed and appropriateness of the fund allocation and monitors overall performance.

This Advisory Group will play a particularly important role, as it convenes during the time that the 2015 Peacebuilding Architecture Review will be undertaken, and will advise PBF on corresponding follow-up adjustments. The Advisory Group will meet twice a year, and be chaired by Nigel Roberts. Read more here.

“We are proud that our colleague Torunn Tryggestad has been selected to fill this important position,” says PRIO Director Kristian Berg Harpviken. “Torunn Tryggestad is a dedicated expert on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, on women, peace and security, and I see the appointment of her to the PBF Advisory Group as a clear signal from the UN Secretary General that the UN will keep a continued focus on this important area of policy and research.”