FONDS DES NATIONS UNIES POUR LA DEMOCRATIE - FNUED

1 United Nations Plaza, Room DC1-1300
10017
NEW YORK, NY  (Etats-Unis)
http://www.un.org/democracyfund/contact-undef
Mrs Annika Savill, Executive Head


L’objectif premier du FNUD est de renforcer la voix de la société civile et de garantir la participation de tous les groupes aux pratiques démocratiques. Le Fonds complète les efforts actuellement déployés par l’ONU pour renforcer et étendre la démocratie partout dans le monde et finance des projets pour le renforcement du dialogue démocratique et le soutien aux processus constitutionnels, le renforcement de la société civile, notamment de la participation des femmes, l’éducation civique et l’inscription sur les listes électorales, l’accès du public à l’information, les droits à la participation et à l’état de droit en faveur de la société civile, la transparence et de l’intégrité. Le FNUD est un Fond d’affectation établi au moyen de contributions des Etats Membres, et placé sous l’autorité du Secrétaire Général. Le Fonds opère à travers son Conseil consultatif, composé de représentants des Etats Membres au niveau des ambassadeurs ou d’envoyés spéciaux par les capitales, d’universitaires éminents et de responsables internationaux des organisations de la société civile. La participation aux activités du FNUD revêt un caractère prestigieux et confère à ses bénéficiaires la reconnaissance de leur engagement dans la promotion des valeurs démocratiques.
UNDEF was created by UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. It was welcomed [http://www.un.org/womenwatch/ods/A-RES-60-1-E.pdf] by the General Assembly in the Outcome Document of the 2005 World Summit (A/RES/60/1, paragraphs 136-137).   UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations -- both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. In this way, UNDEF plays a novel and unique role in complementing the UN's other, more traditional work -- the work with Governments -- to strengthen democratic governance around the world. UNDEF subsists entirely on voluntary contributions from Governments; in 2015, it reached almost 170 million dollars in contributions and counts more than 40 countries as donors, including many middle- and low-income States in Africa, Asia and Latin America.   In 10 Rounds of Funding so far, UNDEF has supported over 600 projects in more than 100 countries.   UNDEF projects are two years long and fall under one or more of seven main areas; · Community Activism · Rule of Law and Human Rights · Tools for Knowledge · Women's Empowerment · Youth Engagement · Media and Freedom of Information · Strengthening Civil Society Capacity for Interaction with Government     UNDEF grants range from US$100,000 to US$300,000. Project proposals are subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process, as UNDEF receives an average of about 2,000-3,000 proposals a year and only some 50-60 are selected.   UNDEF was one of only two UN entities mentioned by President Barack Obama in his speech to the UN General Assembly on 23 September 2010. Declaring that "it’s time for every Member State... to increase the UN Democracy Fund", President Obama spoke of democracy as the form of government that delivers most for citizens, and described civil society -- the focus of UNDEF's work -- as the shapers of human progress and the conscience of communities.









       

© Worldinz 2015