United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Co-operation in the Field of Human Rights (VFTC).
Core support to United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Co-operation in the Field of Human Rights (VFTC). Through the fund most of OHCHR's support at the country level as well as regional level human rights work is funded. The objective of the Fund is to provide financial support for international cooperation aimed at building up and strengthening national and regional institutions and infrastructures that will have long-term impact on improved implementation of international human rights standards. Projects include development of national legislation to implement international human rights norms, the establishment of national human rights institutions, human rights education and the development of national human rights plans and programs. To achieve most efficiency, the fund focuses on support to selected OHCHR offices, human rights experts in UN country teams as well as to strengthen the human rights components of UN peacekeeping missions. A Board of Trustees provides expert advice and support for the Voluntary Fund.
Funding decision 07.11.2014
800 000 €
Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee
- Participatory development/Good governance
- Gender equality
Field of activity
- Human rights 100%
Type of aid
Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
YK:n vapaaehtoinen ihmisoikeuksia koskeva yhteistyörahasto
Code for the object of funding