UNDEF now funded by 40 countries

Reflecting the crucial and historic era for democratization efforts worldwide, the list of countries contributing to UNDEF grew to 40 in February 2011, with Argentina becoming the latest donor to the Fund. UNDEF depends entirely on voluntary contributions from Member States and is supported by a range of countries of varying size and income level, led by co-founders the United States and India, who remain the two biggest donors. The list includes several non-traditional donors -- four in Africa, five in Latin America and six in Asia. The growing list of donors is matched by a record high in civil society demand for support from UNDEF, with over 3,700 project proposals received in 2010 -- almost twice the average in previous years.