The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) announces the first call for proposals of innovative projects targeted at developing and strengthening democratic institutions, promoting human rights and ensuring all groups participation in the democratic process. The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) was established in July 2005 by the UN Secretary-General as a United Nations General Trust Fund under his authorities. UNDEF aims to provide strategic support to catalyze democracy and human rights initiatives around the world. b_180_0_16777215_00_images_content_news_675.jpg The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) announces the first call for proposals of innovative projects targeted at developing and strengthening democratic institutions, promoting human rights and ensuring all groups participation in the democratic process. The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) was established in July 2005 by the UN Secretary-General as a United Nations General Trust Fund under his authorities. UNDEF aims to provide strategic support to catalyze democracy and human rights initiatives around the world.
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The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) announces the first call for proposals of innovative projects targeted at developing and strengthening democratic institutions, promoting human rights and ensuring all groups participation in the democratic process.

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) was established in July 2005 by the UN Secretary-General as a United Nations General Trust Fund under his authorities. UNDEF aims to provide strategic support to catalyze democracy and human rights initiatives around the world.

The organizations wishing to apply for the funding should visit the UNDEF web-site http://www.undemocracyfund.org/submit.html and complete the Online Proposal application form available in English and French.

The deadline for the first round of submission is 15 May 2006.

The eligible beneficiaries are:

  • Government Agencies,
  • Independent and Constitutional Bodies,
  • Civil Society Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations,
  • Global and Regional Inter-government bodies, organizations and associations other than the United Nations
  • The United Nations including its relevant departments, specialized agencies, and funds and programmes working in this field.

The eligible activities are:

  • Strengthening democratic dialogue and support for constitutional processes
  • Civil society empowerment
  • Civic education, voter registration, and strengthening of political parties
  • Citizen's access to information
  • Human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • Accountability, transparency and integrity

Duration of Projects: 12-24 months.

Amounts to be Awarded: USD 50,000 to USD 500,000

For more information and guidelines on submitting proposals and accessing the funds, please visit the web-site of the United Nations Democracy Fund: http://www.un.org/democracyfund