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.

2020 Call for Proposals

Through an annual open competitive process, UNSCAR will consider providing funds for proposals to be implemented from Feb/March to December 2021. The 2020 Call for Proposals is open until 30 September 2020 (must be time stamped by UN mail server on this date). Submissions of applications and inquiries: unscar-unoda@un.org A webinar for potential applicants will be scheduled for early September.

A webinar for potential applicants is scheduled for Thursday, 10 September from 10:00 am (NY EDT = GMT/UCT -4). A link to the online MS-Teams webinar will be provided upon request (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.