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17th Round of United Nations Democracy Fund

Organisation: United Nations Democracy Fund

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: $100,000 to $250,000

Deadline: 30/11/2022

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    UNDEF funds projects implemented by non-UN organizations, not individuals, profit-making or government entities. Eligible applicants such as the following must be duly constituted nationally or internationally and have legal status:
    – Civil Society Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations engaged in promoting democracy;
    Independent and Constitutional Bodies; and
    Global and Regional inter-government bodies, organizations and associations other than the United Nations.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Worldwide
  • Application language: English or French

The 17th Round of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) has been launched to support projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.

Projects must fall under one or more of six main areas:

  • Women empowerment
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Youth engagement
  • Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
  • Media and freedom of information
  • Electoral processes (focusing on elections scheduled for 2024 at the earliest)

Strong preference will be given to applicants from countries and regions where the challenges of democracy are more critical, such as countries emerging from conflict, new and restored democracies.

UNDEF aspires to a satisfactory regional balance in the awarding of grants and will consider each individual proposal on its own merits.

See here to learn more and apply.

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