What is the UN Fund for International Partnerships?
Established by the Secretary-General in March 1998, the United Nations Fund
for International Partnerships (UNFIP) serves as the interface in the
partnership between the UN system and the UN Foundation - the public
charity responsible for administering Ted Turner's $1 billion contribution
in support of UN causes.
In 1997 Ted Turner announced a $1 billion pledge to support UN causes
and set up the UN Foundation to administer the gift. In turn, the Secretary-General
established UNFIP as the central interface with the UN Foundation. In
making his historic contribution, Mr. Turner paved the way for other
foundations to engage with the UN and in the process spurred a multiplier
effect that has enabled the Office for Partnerships and the UN to attract
and foster additional partnerships.
Through UNFIP, funds mobilised by the UN Foundation are channelled to
the UN system, for implementation of projects focused on Children’s
Health, Women and Population, Environment, and Peace, Security and Human
Rights. To date over US $1 billion has been programmed for 450 projects
implemented by 39 United Nations entities in 123 countries.