UNDEF was established in July 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund. Its primary purpose is to support democratization throughout the world. UNDEF will finance projects that build and strengthen democratic institutions, promote human rights, and ensure the participation of all groups in democratic processes.
The Fund will provide assistance to governmental, non-governmental, national, regional, and international organizations, including relevant United Nations departments, offices, funds, programmes and agencies. The Fund will complement current UN efforts to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide.
The United Nations Democracy Fund is managed by Mr. Roland Rich, Executive Head, along with his small and dynamic team. The Fund is supervised by Mr. Amir Dossal, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships (incorporating UN Fund for International Partnerships).
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