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 of America
- Republic of Korea
Six countries reflecting geographical diversity:
- Dominican Republic
Civil society organizations:
- International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
- Chair of the Advisory Board: Ms. Aracelly Santana, 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.