What is the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF)?

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Overview:

India is the fourth highest donor to the UN Democracy Fund, which funds at least 68 projects worldwide linked to the Open Society Foundation.

About UN Democracy Fund:

  • It was created by the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world.
  • It is used to empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.
  • India is a founding member of UNDEF.
  • Funding: It subsists entirely on voluntary contributions from Governments
  • Advisory Board: It is constituted by the Secretary-General and includes
    • UN Member States who have made the largest cumulative financial contributions to the Fund over the previous three years.
    • International civil society organizations
    • Individuals serving in a personal capacity

 


 Q1) What is the United Nations?

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded after World War 2 in 1945 with the aim of promoting peace, security, and cooperation among member countries. It is composed of 193 member states, and its headquarters is located in New York City.

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