Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the UN Democracy Fund offers the Secretary-General policy guidance for the development of programme frameworks and funding guidelines, considers proposals for funding, and recommends funding proposals for approval by the Secretary-General. The Board comprises those UN Member States who have made the largest seven cumulative financial contributions to the Fund over the previous three years; six UN Member States reflecting geographical diversity; two international civil society organizations; and three individuals serving in a personal capacity.

The composition of the Advisory Board for 2018-2019:

    Countries who have made the largest cumulative financial contributions to the Fund over the previous three years

    Countries who have made the largest cumulative financial contributions to the Fund over the previous three years

    United States

    Sweden

    Germany

    Canada

    Poland

    India

    Republic of Korea

    Six countries reflecting geographical diversity

    Six countries reflecting geographical diversity

    Chile

    Greece

    Maldive

    Morocco

    Nepal

    Senegal
     

    Civil society organizations

    Civil society organizations

    CIVICUS

    Transparency, Accountability & Participation Network

    Individual members

    Individual members

    Chair, Advisory Board: Ms. Aracelly Santana (Ecuador): Former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Nepal; former Deputy Director of UN Electoral Assistance Division (retired)

    Ms. Irene Braam (The Netherlands): Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation, North America; First Vice President and Board Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung Board, Germany

    Mr. Mahmood Mamdani (Uganda), Professor of Government, Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies, Columbia University; Chancellor, Kampala International University; Director, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda