UN Fund for International Partnerships
The United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) facilitates new alliances
and partnerships for the UN system with non-state actors. UNOP promotes,
encourages and facilitates the increased engagement of the UN System
with private companies and foundations that remain largely untapped
sources of additional support for UN objectives. UNOP partnership-building
activities have the twin objectives of both educating the public in
the work of the Organization and engaging new partners for collaborative
work within the context of the United Nations.
The Office and the Global Compact work closely together to reinforce each other's mandates by advising on the conversion of Global Compact principles into practice through concrete programmes and projects on the ground.
In 2007, the Office handled almost 500 inquiries from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and foundations wishing to collaborate with the United Nations system.