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Call for Proposals - United Nations Democracy Fund for Civil Society Organizations 2019


January 15, 2019

Event Date:

December 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019

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United Nations Democracy Fund Project Proposal Guidelines 13 th Round of Funding
15 December 2018 – 15 January 2019

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding. Project proposals may be submitted on-line in English or French, the two working languages of the UN, between 15 December 2018 and 15 January 2019.

UNDEF supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations. In this way, UNDEF plays a distinct role in complementing the UN's other work -- the work with Governments -- to strengthen democratic governance around the world. This is the Thirteenth Round to be launched by UNDEF, which provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project. Since 2006, UNDEF has supported over 780 projects in over 120 countries at a total amount of almost US$190 million. Proposals are subject to a highly rigorous selection process, with fewer than two per cent of proposals chosen for funding.

UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of eight thematic areas:  

  • Gender equality Community activism
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Youth engagement
  • Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
  • Media and freedom of information
  • Tools for knowledge
  • Electoral processes

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
Publish Date
December 21, 2018


Rasul Jafarov | 2018-12-24 03:54:47
thank you very much for posting such an important announcement here. Civil initiatives by various groups and organizations based in Baku have a lack of support by the UN.

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