UNSCAR: UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation

UNSCAR is a flexible multi-donor, United Nations-managed fund supporting arms regulations.

UNSCAR aims to:

  • mobilize resources to support the ratification/accession and implementation of relevant international instruments on arms regulations;
  • improve effectiveness of assistance through coordination, monitoring and matching of resources;
  • promote increased sustainability through more predictable sources of funding.

Who is eligible for funding?

UN partners, international/regional organizations, NGOs, research institutes.

Governments wishing to receive assistance should work with an eligible applicant.

Call for Proposals

Through an annual open competitive process, UNSCAR will consider providing funds for proposals to be implemented in the following year. The 2020 Call for Proposals took place in August and September. The result of the selection process will be announced through this UNSCAR webpage in December 2020. The 2020 Call for Proposals document remains available for potential future applicants to understand the current thematic priorities and requirements for UNSCAR funding.

Inquiries: unscar-unoda@un.org

2020 Call for Contributions

UNSCAR seeks financial contributions for the 2019-2020 funding cycle from governments and private sector. Donors will join UNSCAR’s Strategic Planning Group to provide policy guidance for UNSCAR and to discuss selection of proposals.