United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

Fonds des Nations unies pour la démocratie
Fondo de la Naciones Unidas para la Democracia

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Established July 2005, by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of United Nations (UN). Endorsed by UN member states at 2005 World Summit (A/RES/60/01).


Support democracy through empowering civil society worldwide with focus on strengthening the voice of civil society, promoting human rights and ensuring participation of all groups in democratic processes; complement and enhance the United Nations more traditional work with governments in order to strengthen democratic governance worldwide by supporting the demand rather than the supply side of democratization.

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Financial and/or material support. As of Dec 2016, has provided about US$ 152,000,000 to more than 680 2-year projects, the majority conducted by local civil society groups in over 120 countries in Africa, Arab region, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Projects in 7 main areas: community development; rule of law and human rights; youth; women; media; tools for democratization; strengthen instrumentalities of government. Organizes International Day of Democracy (15 September).


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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Funds
  • Metapolitics
    • Democracy
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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9. Nov 2017
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