UNSCAR: UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation

Making ATT implementation possible

UNSCAR is a multi-donor flexible funding mechanism created to:

  • support the preparation for ratification and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty, including through South-South cooperation;
  • ensure the complementarities of implementation activities of the United Nations Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons (PoA);
  • improve effectiveness of assistance through better coordination, monitoring and matching of resources;
  • promote increased sustainability through more predictable sources of funding.


The first cycle of UNSCAR's Call for Proposals took place from  1 September to 31 October 2013.   The 2014 UNSCAR Call for Proposals will be announced through this UNODA website in mid-2014.



Who is eligible for funding?

UN CASA partners, international organizations, NGOs, research institutes, including universities. Governments wishing to apply for funds through the Facility should work with eligible organisations to design and submit project proposals.

Which assistance proposals are eligible for funding?

In principle, proposals for funding should:

  • support the implementation of the ATT and/or support projects focused on implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, as approved in the UNSCAR annual workplan;
  • align activities with the goals of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the UN country team, where relevant;
  • have a minimum implementation period of one year and a maximum of two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

 How will assistance proposals be monitored and evaluated?

The United Nations requires all recipients of funds from the Facility to prepare and submit interim and final narrative and financial reports. Projects to be funded by the Facility must have a monitoring and evaluation component included in the proposal.


Contact:  conventionalarms-unoda@un.org