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.

2019 Call for Proposals

Through an annual open competitive process, UNSCAR will consider providing funds for proposals to be implemented from Jan/Feb to December each year. UNSCAR 2019 Call for Proposal took place in June and July 2019. Fifty-seven (57) applications were submitted. Fourteen (14) proposals have been selected to be implemented in 2020, subject to availability of funds and conclusion of a funding agreement.

2019 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.