Development cooperation ,14.12.2018

UN Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the field of human rights


In the year 2018 Finland gives additional funding of 150.000euros to the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Co-operation in the Field of Human Rights (VFTC). The total funding for 2018 will thus reach 800.000euros.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.

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Funding decision  14.12.2018

150 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Human rights 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

YK:n vapaaehtoinen ihmisoikeuksia koskeva yhteistyörahasto



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