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 2020-2021:

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

Chile

Greece

Maldives

Morocco

Nepal

Senegal

Civil society organizations

CIVICUS

Transparency, Accountability & Participation Network

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