UN Fund for International Partnerships
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.
Through UNFIP, funds mobilised by the UN Foundation are channelled to the UN system, for implementation of projects focussed on Children’s Health, Women and Population, Environment, and Peace, Security and Human Rights. To date over US$1 billion has been programmed for 400 projects implemented by 39 United Nations entities in 123 countries.Advisory Board
Reflecting the changing world and growing role of civil society, the Secretary-General
designed an advisory board comprised of UN leaders and outside experts
from the fields of philanthropy, development and humanitarian affairs.
The UNFIP Advisory Board is responsible for the following functions:
- To advise the Secretary-General in the review of project proposals;
Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General (Chairperson)
Ms. Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Under-Secretary-General for Management
Ambassador Léo Mérorès, President of the Economic and Social Council
Dr. Lincoln C. Chen, President, China Medical Board of New York
Ambassador Kirsti Lintonen, Chairman of the Second Committee, UN General
Mr. Franklin A. Thomas, Head, The Ford Foundation Study Group
Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Mr. Amir Dossal, Executive Director, UN Office for Partnerships