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

    United States

    Sweden

    Germany

    Canada

    Poland

    India

    Algeria

    Republic of Korea

    Six countries reflecting geographical diversity

    Botswana

    Tunisia

    Mongolia

    Ecuador

    France

    Domincan Republic

    Civil society organizations

    International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

    CIVICUS

    Individual members

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

    Mr. Patrizio Civili, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, International Development Law Organization

    Dr. Wairimu Njoya, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Williams College