The United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) was established in 1998 to serve as the interface between the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations system. The work of UNFIP is overseen by the UNFIP Advisory Board chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General.
At the end of 2013, the cumulative allocations to UNFIP projects reached approximately $1.3 billion, out of which $0.45 billion (about 35 per cent) comes from core Turner funds and $0.85 billion (about 65 per cent) was generated as co-financing from other partners. Five hundred and forty four (544) projects have been implemented by 43 United Nations entities in 124 countries. An overview of these programmes and initiatives are provided below.
The United Nations Foundation continues to work in support of the United Nations in a variety of ways: to engage in partnerships that assist the Organization to more effectively deliver on its mandate; to advocate for and help to build a robust constituency for the United Nations, especially in the United States; and to ensure that the role and work of the United Nations is better understood and appreciated by policymakers and the public.