What is UNFIP

Photo of child receiving polio Vaccine in Afghanistan, source UNICEF
Photo: UNICEF. Polio Vaccines for Children of Afghanistan, UNICEF/ November 2015 - June 2016

The United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) was established in 1998 to serve as the interface between the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations system.

The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) was founded in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner to channel a historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes and activities. The UN Foundation, a public US charity, has served as a vanguard for partnerships between the United Nations and the private sector that has inspired others.

The Foundation collaborates with the United Nations to foster innovative partnerships, campaigns and initiatives that contribute to the achivement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to secure better and healthier lives for people across the globe by focusing on the areas below:

                              a) Global Health;

                              b) Women, Girls and Population;

                              c) Energy and Climate;

                              d) Capacity and Development;

                              e) Fiduciary Agreements;

                              f) Advocacy and Communications

                              g) Multi-stakeholder alliances and other development-related issues

As at 31 December 2017, the cumulative allocations approved by the UN Foundation for UNFIP projects for implementation by UN partners reached approximately $1.47 billion. Since its inception, 641 projects have been implemented or are under implementation by 48 United Nations entities in 128 countries. During 2016, the Foundation disbursed funding in the amount of $26.1 million, focusing on polio eradication, malaria, HIV/AIDS and measles prevention, humanitarian relief, disease surveillance, reproductive healthcare, girls empowerment, sustainable energy development and protection of the environment, and other issues.

For examples of UN Foundation initiatives, please see below:

         "Nothing But Nets” campaign, raises awareness and funding to fight malaria  
         through the provision of life-saving bednets and other malaria interventions in 
         Africa;

         “Measles and Rubella Initiative,” aims to increase the vaccination coverage for
         measles, rubella and other preventable diseases;

         “GirlUp Initiative”, an advocacy and fundraising campaign that empowers
         adolescent girls in developing countries;

         “Shot@Life campaign,” works to raise awareness and resources to immunize
         children in developing countries against diseases such as measles, polio,
         pneumonia and rotavirus.

 

 

 

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