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New York, 4 Dec 2014 – The Republic of Malta, made a contribution today to the Ebola Response MPTF. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malta, H.E. Christopher Grima, and the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, Mr. Yannick Glemarec, signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement (SAA) for the contribution of EUR 50,000 to this UN Trust Fund.
New York, 30 September 2015 - The Republic of Korea made a second contribution of US$ 5,000,000 to the Secretary-General’s UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund. H.E. Mr. Shin Dong-ik, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the contribution agreement in the presence of Dr. David Nabarro, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola. The Republic of Korea has been a supporter of the UN Peacebuilding Fund, UN Common Humanitarian Fund in Afghanistan, Lebanon UN Recovery Fund and UN Counter-Piracy Trust Fund.
United response to Ebola from the UN African Mothers’ Association 15 Jun 2015 The United Nations African Mothers’ Association made a contribution of US$ 20,000 to the UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund. The President of the Association, Mrs. Luzia de Jesus Gaspar Martins, and six members of the Executive Committee delivered the contribution to the Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro.
The Russian Federation contributes to Ebola efforts 2 Jun 2015 On June 1st, 2015, the Russian Federation made a contribution of US$ 1,000,000 to the Recovery Window of the UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund. H.E. Ambassador Churkin, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, and Mr. Jens Wandel, the UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of Management, signed the contribution agreement in the presence of Dr. David Nabarro, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola.
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Dr. David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Ebola.
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Overview

The United Nations Secretary-General launched the United Nations System Response to the Ebola Outbreak to unite efforts of all concerned UN Entities and act as a platform for the global control of the Ebola Outbreak. The Strategic Objectives of the UN System Response to the Ebola Outbreak are: (1) stop the outbreak; (2) treat the infected; (3) ensure essential services; (4) preserve stability; and (5) prevent outbreaks in countries currently unaffected.

To respond to the needs, amounting to $988 million, as defined in Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak: Overview of Needs and Requirements document, the UN Secretary-General has launched the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which will ensure:

  • a coherent UN System contribution to the overall Ebola outbreak response through a common financing mechanism;
  • speedy, coordinated, and rapid UN action;
  • mobilization of funding from Member States, regional legislative bodies, inter-governmental or nongovernmental organizations, businesses and individuals;
  • a results-based management system to enable monitoring of the Fund’s contribution to the Ebola response; and
  • support for UN's efforts in establishing a global platform that facilitates the work of the other partners and stakeholders in the fulfillment of the Strategic Objectives.


Governance Structure

The governance of the Ebola Response MPTF draws on the governance structure of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), which is the agreed UN lead for the Ebola crisis response.

The Steering Board will provide the Secretary-General with periodic feedback, guidance and expert advice on the use of Ebola Response MPTF and ensure strategic and programmatic coherence with other financing instruments. This Board is co-chaired by the Special Envoy on Ebola and the Director-General of WHO. The Steering Board members include the Special Representative of the Secretary General for UNMEER, one senior government representative of each affected country, Heads of the relevant UN Agencies’ Funds and Programmes, representatives of International Financial Institutions, five top donors to the Ebola Response MPTF, Regional Organizations, and up to five NGOs. The Steering Board will meet every six months.

The Advisory Committee will provide guidance to the Special Envoy in the management of the UN Ebola MPTF. The Advisory Committee will also serve as a forum for discussing strategic issues and sharing information on funding coverage. The Advisory Committee will consist of the following members Special Envoy on Ebola (as a Chair), three representatives of contributing donors, three representatives of the affected countries (one from each affected country), and a representative at UNMEER (observer). Three UN Ebola Crisis Managers (one from each affected country) will serve as Resource Persons to the Advisory Committee. The MPTF Office will serve as ex-officio member of the Advisory Committee. The Special Envoy on Ebola in consultation with the Advisory Committee will articulate the Ebola MPTF funding priorities, and make fund allocation decisions. 

The Special Envoy will be supported by a Fund Secretariat that will provide the administrative support to the Advisory  Committee; support the fund mobilization efforts led by the Special Envoy; organize calls for and appraisal of proposals; and monitor and report on Fund’s programmatic performance to the Advisory Committee.

The Ebola Response MPTF is designed to support and allocate resources to Recipient Organizations (UNMEER, UN Organizations and Departments, IOM and NGO Implementing Partners) in undertaking specific activities and functions, aligned with the Special Envoy on Ebola’s five Strategic Objectives and 13 Mission Critical Actions

The Ebola Response MPTF is administered by the UNDP MPTF Office, acting as the Administrative Agent. The UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office is a UN Facility which administers over 100 UN common funding instruments (http://mptf.undp.org). The MPTF Office is responsible for Fund design and set-up, the maintenance of the Fund account, the receipt of donor contributions and the disbursement of funds upon instructions from the Special Envoy and provision of periodic consolidated reports. 

  

Fund Operation

Proposals to support Mission Critical Actions, ranging from care for persons with Ebola to social mobilization and community engagement will be supported by the Fund. Operational procedures of the Ebola Response MPTF are streamlined to facilitate rapid fund allocation processes.  The timeframe between Calls for Proposals and beginning of implementation will be maximum 7 days with every effort to shorten this period. 

 

How to Contribute

Contributions to the Ebola Response MPTF may be accepted from Member States, regional legislative bodies, inter-governmental or nongovernmental organizations, businesses and individuals. In order to contribute to the Fund, the Standard Administrative Arrangement  with the MPTF Office needs to be signed. Contributors are encouraged to provide un-earmarked contributions.  If due to specific donor preferences the un-earmarked contributions are not feasible, donors may earmark their contributions to a specific affected country or Strategic Objective of Ebola Response.

Recent Documents

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Deposits 161,948,573  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 76,089  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 0  
Total source of funds   162,024,662
Transferred to Participating Organizations 154,602,761  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 3,974,274  
Administrative Agent Fee + 1,619,486  
Direct Cost + 1,000,000  
Bank Charges + 910  
Total use of funds   - 153,248,883
Balance with Administrative Agent   8,775,779
As a percentage of deposits   5.4%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transferred to Participating Organizations 154,602,761  
Total resources   154,602,761
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 127,607,069  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 3,974,274  
Total expenses   - 131,581,343
Balance with Participating Organizations   23,021,418
As a percentage of transfers   14.9%
Total Balance of Funds   31,797,197
As a percentage of deposits   19.6%
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Contacts

For Policy and Programme Issues

Dr. David Nabarro, UN Special Envoy on Ebola, United Nations, E-mail: david.nabarro@undp.org

Ms. Olga Aleshina, Head, Ebola MPTF Technical Secretariat; Telephone (212) 906 6155; E-mail: olga.aleshina@undp.org

For Fund Administrative Agent Issues

Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator, E-mail: jennifer.topping@undp.org; Telephone: 1 212-906-6880

Ms. Eva Sáenz de Jubera, Fund Portfolio Manager, E-mail: eva.saenz@undp.org; Telephone: +1 212-906-6594

 

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