BBNJ Trust Fund
Voluntary trust fund for the purpose of assisting developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, land-locked developing countries and small island developing States, in attending the meetings of the preparatory committee and an intergovernmental conference on the development of an international legally-binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
Eligibility for Assistance
The purpose of the Trust Fund is to provide financial assistance to representatives of developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing States to participate in the intergovernmental conferences. Assistance is limited to one representative per delegation designated by their Government and selected as recipient.
The application package, to be sent by Governments through their Permanent Missions to the United Nations, must contain the following:
Communication from the Government requesting financial assistance from the Voluntary Trust Fund for the delegate who will attend the meeting, clearly indicating the following: the name, date of birth and detailed contact information for the delegate; the dates during which the delegate will be required to attend the meeting; and what assistance with respect to travel, if any, will be provided to the delegate by the Government;
Completed and signed Application Form;
Copy of the passport biodata page and any required visas for the delegate; and
Completed and signed F.249 banking form for the delegate and verification of bank account information (e.g. voided check).