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.
As at 31 December 2015, the cumulative allocations approved by the Foundation for UNFIP projects reached approximately $1.4 billion. Of that amount, $0.45 billion (about 32 per cent) comes from core Turner funds and $0.96 billion (about 68 per cent) was generated as co-financing from other partners. Since its inception, 592 projects have been implemented or are under implementation by 43 United Nations entities in 124 countries. During 2015, the Foundation approved projects totalling $46.1 million, the majority ($42.6 million) focused on global health.
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.