MDTF News
  • 14 Jul 2017

    In Sierra Leone, volunteers were trained in safety procedures that replaced the traditional high-risk burial practices, and worked in ‘Safe and Dignified Burial’ teams. Many were ostracized by their communities but thanks to the support of the Ebola Multi-Partner Trust Fund, they were able to successfully reintegrate.

    UNDP and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with support from the Government of Finland, helped the volunteers to develop skills to be able to make a living, as well as providing counselling and training. Link to Photo Report.

  • 22 Jun 2017

    Nairobi, KENYA

    On 22 June, the Government of Kenya and the MPTF Office established the Turkana Transformation Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Mr. Henry K. Rotich, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury of Kenya, H.E. Josphat Nanok, Governor of the Turkana County, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office during a ceremony attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, Senior Government Officials, the UN Resident Coordinator of Kenya and other UN Agency representatives as well as Development Partners.

    This is the first MPTF established at county level and is expected to be the main funding instrument to mobilize donor and government resources for the “Turkana County- United Nations Joint Programme” developed in 2014 to achieve development results in the Turkana County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) and in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030.

    Real time information on contributions can be found on http://mptf.undp.org

  • 28 Apr 2017

    The Report summarizes the activities of the MPTF Office as the Administrative Agent for UN and National MDTFs, and Joint Programmes using the pass-through mechanism. It provides an overview of key results achieved in 2016 against the MPTF Office Strategic Plan 2014-2017, and summarizes the overall trends in portfolio, new initiatives in terms of fund design and outreach, efficiency gains and key management results.  It also touches upon newer areas of work for the MPTF Office such as initiatives in data analytics and publications on UN financing, and places a spotlight on new and growing strategic partnerships centered on financing and innovation.

  • 18 Apr 2017

    On 15 March 2017, the Global Acceleration Instrument on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action (GAI) held a high-level event to bring global awareness to the central role of women’s organizations in sustaining peace. Speakers from around the world—including two GAI-funded CSO leaders from Burundi and Colombia—reflected on how the engagement of women and their organizations can help to accelerate and more effectively operationalize peace, security and humanitarian processes. Read more...

  • 9 Feb 2017

    The Government of Chile, in line with the importance it attaches to South – South Cooperation, has become the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to contribute to the UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund. On 7 February 2017, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Cristian Barros Melet, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement for Chile’s contribution of US$ 250,000. The Government of Chile is now the fifth contributor to the Fund, along with the Governments of France, Korea, Liechtenstein and India.

     

    The Fund, which aims is to significantly improve access to care and treatment in the short term, address issues of Water & Sanitation and Health Systems in long term and develop a proposal for a package of material assistance and support to Haitians most directly affected by Cholera, will finance critical priorities of the New UN System Approach to Cholera in Haiti, providing a rapid, flexible and accountable platform to support a coordinated response from the UN System and partners.

  • 18 Jan 2017

    The United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and Norway reiterated their support for the peace building process in Colombia and announced new contributions of US$16.8 million to the UN Post-conflict Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Colombia at a press conference in Bogota. The resources will finance projects aimed at building a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.

  • 12 Jan 2017

    New York – The Government of Argentina has become the latest new financial contributor to the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).  Ambassador Martín García Moritán of the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations and the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, Ms. Jennifer Topping, signed the agreement for Argentina’s contribution of US$150,000. This represents Argentina’s first contribution to the PBF and UN pooled funds administered by the MPTF Office and an important new multi-year commitment to the Fund.  

  • 1 Dec 2016

    Germany announced an additional contribution of EUR 3 million to the Somalia UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund, a window of the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF). The EUR 3 million brings Germany’s total contribution to the Somalia UN MPTF to EUR 7.7 million in 2016. The contribution will support (i) the State Formation process, supporting the creation of a federal structure and strengthening capacity of the emerging states; and (ii) the Enabler Programme, including security, coordination and risk management services to allow the international community to engage in a safer, and more coordinated, and risk-informed manner and deliver vital support to Somalia's transition.

  • 21 Oct 2016

    On 5 October, at a side event of the World Bank Annual meetings, the Government of Guinea and the MPTF Office established the National Post-Ebola Recovery and Resilience Fund (FNRPE). Ahead of the upcoming resource mobilization efforts, the Government of the Republic of Guinea sent a strong signal of commitment to all partners by announcing a US$5 million pledge from its own resources (see Government of Guinea press release).

    A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Ms.  Malado Kaba, Minister of Economy and Finance and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office during a short ceremony attended by the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, the Minister of Budget, two Minister advisers of the President, the Governor of the Central Bank, the Ambassador of Guinea in Washington, the Executive Director representing Guinea at the World Bank Board of Executive Directors and the Special Adviser of the Prime Minister.

    The FNRPE will support the implementation of a US$550 million plan organized around five pillars: (1) economic recovery, women’s entrepreneurship and youth employment; (2) social protection and support to vulnerable groups; (3) water, hygiene and sanitation; (4) governance and social cohesion and (5) health, risk reduction and contingency. The FNRPE will be managed in accordance with the principles of the Paris Declaration and the New Deal. The Steering Committee will be chaired by the Minister of Economy and Finance and participation of representatives of the United Nations and other development partners will ensure that all decisions are taken in a true spirit of partnership and transparency.

    Member States, regional organizations, inter-governmental organizations, foundations, companies and individuals can contribute to the Fund by signing a Standard Administrative Arrangement with the MPTF Office.

    For additional information, please contact Philippe Grandet (philippe.grandet@undp.org)

  • 14 Oct 2016

    14 October 2016 - Today the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund to finance critical priorities of the New UN System Approach on Cholera in Haiti. The trust fund provides a rapid, flexible and accountable platform to support a coordinated response from the UN system and partners.

     

    The New UN System Approach on Cholera in Haiti is designed to support Haiti in overcoming the cholera epidemic and building sound water, sanitation and health systems. Urgent, early funding is required to support the implementation of the New UN Approach. In addition, the Fund will be able to support other interventions, including responding to the increased risk of cholera caused by the impact of Hurricane Mathew.

     

    Member States, regional organizations, inter-governmental organizations and foundations can contribute to the fund by signing a Standard Administrative Arrangement with the MPTF Office. Individuals, companies and philanthropies can channel private contributions through the UN Foundation (see www.unfoundation.org/cholera\).

  • 30 Sep 2016

    Following the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP on September 26, Germany has announced a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Post-conflict Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Colombia. The contribution will fund projects aimed at building a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.

  • 22 Sep 2016

    On 21 September, the Governments of Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sweden and the United Kingdom co-hosted a pledging conference for the Peacebuilding Fund. The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon opened the well-attended conference which aimed to expand the Fund’s donor base and increase contributions to the fund. By the end of the conference 30 Member States had pledged over US$152 million for the period 2016- 2019. The Peacebuilding Fund was established in 2006 and is the UN system’s financing tool of first resort to help sustain peace. It provides fast, flexible and risk-tolerant financing to UN efforts supporting political solutions aimed at preventing the lapse and relapse into conflict in fragile nations. The total amount pledged falls short of the Fund’s goal of a working capital of US$100 million per year, but is enough to allow the PBF to continue its work in the short term while Member States and the UN seek solutions for long-term funding.

  • 14 Sep 2016

    On 13 September 2016, Ms. Julia Bucknall, the Director for Environment and Natural Resources at the World Bank and Ms. Jennifer Topping, the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed an Administration Agreement for the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) MPTF. This is the first time a UN Multi-Donor Trust Fund is able to transfer funds directly to the World Bank as an implementing organization. It will allow the immediate transfer of preparatory grants. that will support the governments of the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo and Cameroon in developing their REDD+ Investment Plans. Furthermore, the terms of the Administration Agreement will also allow CAFI funding to the Democratic Republic of Congo National Fund for World Bank funding proposals. Beyond the practical terms, this new agreement shows how the WB and UN are strengthening their cooperation to effectively support sustainable development investments.

  • 12 Aug 2016

    On 11 August 2016, the Government of India made an additional contribution to the Peacebuilding Fund of US$1 million. Ms. Eenam Gambhir, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement. The Government of India has been generously contributing to the Fund over several years, and this supplementary contribution brings their total contribution to US$ 5 million.  The Peacebuilding Fund was established by the Secretary-General for post-conflict peacebuilding initiatives in October 2006. For the past 10 years, the Trust Fund has supported projects in 35 countries by delivering fast and flexible funding to create catalytic results. 

  • 13 Jul 2016

    The second annual report in the Financing Series, “Financing the United Nation Development System – Current Trends and New Directions” was launched in New York today. Produced jointly by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the UN MPTF Office, the Report looks at current financing trends and challenges, and identifies interesting new directions in the financial landscape of the UN Development System. It provides an overview of sources and instruments of financing, analyses the implications of financing trends, and through extensive data and essays collection, including from a number of senior UN officials, highlights new thinking around financing the UNDS.

    Mr. Do Hung Viet, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Viet Nam moderated the event and panel, which consisted of Dr. Bruce Jenks, Senior Advisor of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Jennifer Topping, the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, and John Hendra, UNDG’s Senior Coordinator of the UN Fit For Purpose Initiative. After a round of remarks by the panel the session opened up for Q&A to the broad audience representing a wide range of stakeholders.  

    One of the report’s key purposes is to stimulate critical debate and action around key issues facing the financing of the UNDS . The active participation during the launch, with volunteers coming forward to  collaborate on the next installment of Financing the United Nations Development System report, was a good indication of the success of the 2016 report in meeting this objective.

  • 29 Jun 2016

    The final report on Financing the UN Develpment System is now available for download here, as is the report Summary. We are looking forward to receiving your comments.

  • 6 May 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the United Nations Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UN Zika MPTF) to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak. The UN Zika MPTF provides a rapid, flexible and accountable platform to support a coordinated response from the UN system and partners.

    The Zika virus is spreading rapidly. Since January 2015, 61 countries and territories have reported local transmission of Zika virus, and urgent funds are required to support the implementation of national response plans and address the broader social and economic challenges that lie ahead.

    The UN Zika Response MPTF will directly support the Zika Strategic Response Framework, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in consultation with UN agencies, partners, and international epidemiological experts.

    The Trust Fund seeks contributions from Member States, regional organizations, inter-governmental organizations, businesses and individuals. To contribute, please go to http://mptf.undp.org/zika.

    UN Press Release

  • 22 Apr 2016

    Geneva - April 22, 2016 - The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) MPTF and the Minister of Finance of the DR Congo signed a letter of intent (LOI) for US$200 million to address deforestation and forest degradation in the country and to promote sustainable development. The signature of the LOI coincides with the world leaders’ signing ceremony in New York for the historic climate agreement reached in Paris in December.  April 22 is also International Mother Earth Day, with the 2016 global theme “Trees for the Earth.”

     

    The LOI addresses agricultural expansion, the use of fuelwood, illegal logging, land-use planning, unsecure tenure, demographic pressure and oil and mining activities, and integrates the governance issues that often underpin these drivers.  It exemplifies the partnerships needed to reach the ambitious climate change mitigation goals set out by the Paris Agreement, and is a further step in recognition of the 2014 NY Declaration on Forests. It is the first signed between the CAFI MPTF and a country of the Central Africa region, and the largest one ever concluded on REDD+ in Africa. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is an effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests, offering incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in low-carbon paths to sustainable development.

    UNDP Press Release

  • 5 Mar 2016

    (New York, 5 March) – UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA have come together to establish the Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI) for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action. The fund will support civil society, UN and Member States to fill a critical funding gap and to steer resources directly to women’s civil society organizations at the forefront of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and recovery efforts.

    The global instrument was officially launched on 24 February 2016 in New York. During the launch women peacebuilders from Burundi, Colombia and Jordan illustrated the accelerated impacts on sustainable peace achieved through investing in women’s organizations and gender equality.

    For more information visit: http://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/fund/GAI00

    Photo: Danny Ramirez, Goretti Ndacayisaba and Samar Muhareb, three peacebuilders at the launch of the Global Acceleration Instrument for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action.

    Photo credit to UN Women/Ryan Brown

  • 17 Feb 2016

    Bogota, COLOMBIA

    The UN Post-Conflict Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Colombia, managed by the Government and UN  in close cooperation with interested donors, will focus on supporting conflict areas in the lead-up and aftermath of possible peace agreements with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP). The fund will boost access to justice, community security and local governance capacity, restore victims’ rights and kick-start social and economic rehabilitation. Sweden and the UN’s own Peacebuilding Fund are the first contributors with initial commitments of US$8 million.  

    Real time information on contributions can be found on http://mptf.undp.org

  • 22 Jan 2016

    New York - More than 70 participants, including member states and UN agencies, attended a briefing on 18 January on the SDG Fund with an example of a project on inclusive economic growth in Mozambique.  Panelists included: Ambassadors H.E. Mr. Román Oyarzun (Spain), H.E. Mr. Kairat K. Abdrakhmanov (Kazakhstan), Ms. Paloma Duran, Director of the SDG Fund, Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator MPTF Office and Ms. Gulden Turkoz-Cosslett, Deputy Director, BERA/UNDP.

  • 15 Dec 2015

    The United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) Fund established in 2008, is entering into a new phase (2016-2020). The new strategic framework, together with a new fund Terms of Reference, was presented during a side event at the COP21 and four new donors-- Norway, the European Union, Spain and Switzerland—have already contributed to this new phase. To date the UN-REDD Programme has offered technical support and specialized expertise on all aspects of REDD+ to over 60 countries, mainly developing technical guidelines, building national capacities and assisting member countries in their efforts to put in place the required capacities and processes required to implement results based actions and become eligible for results-based payments under the expected REDD+ mechanisms. Building on the progress made, the Programme is now expanding its support to more advanced countries in moving towards implementation of REDD+ actions (Policies and Measures).  More information on the UN-REDD Programme can be found on http://www.un-redd.org/

  • 4 Dec 2015

    New York - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia makes an additional contribution of EUR 50,000  to the UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict Multi Donor Trust Fund, earmarked to the Team of Experts. 

    This is Estonia's third  contribution to the UN Action MDTF, bringing its total support to the Fund to EUR 150,000.

  • 16 Nov 2015

    On November 16th, 2015, the Government of the Republic of Korea made a contribution of US$ 200,000 to the Common Humanitarian Fund in Afghanistan. Mr. Lee Yong-soo, DG for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the contribution agreement. This contribution complements Republic of Korea’s initial contribution to the Fund, bringing total contributions to US$ 6,200,000.

  • 2 Nov 2015

    New York - The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office was pleased to support and participate in the Peacebuilding Commission Organizational Committee meeting held on November 02, 2015 to discuss Transition Financing with a special focus on the experience of the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility. This financing instrument brings several multi-partner trust funds (UN, WB and ADB) under the common governance structure in the framework of New Deal and peacebuilding.

     

    The meeting was organized for the Peacebuilding Commission Members and included briefings from the Peacebuilding Commission Chair, H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Mr. Peter de Clercq, Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office Executive Coordinator Ms. Jennifer Topping and Deputy Peacebuilding Support Office Ms. Mari Yamasita.

     

    The document entitled Transition Finance and Peacebuilding: Emerging lessons from Somalia summarizes some of the emerging lessons, practices and ideas captured by the Chair at the meeting (see Transition Finance and Peacebuilding: Emerging lessons from Somalia).

  • 29 Sep 2015

    New York - Responding to accelerating deforestation in the world’s second largest tropical rainforest in the central African region, representatives of African, European and South American countries and international organizations have come together in the unprecedented Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) to mitigate climate change and reduce poverty, and enable donors to deliver efficient and predictable multi-year, country-based funding for the initiative. Read more...

  • 9 Jul 2015

    New York, 9 July 2015 – The UN Special Envoy on Ebola, David Nabarro, launched today the 2nd Interim Report of the Secretary-General’s UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which highlights the achievements of the investments that the Trust Fund has made.

    As of May 2015, the Ebola MPTF received US$ 140 million in donor contributions and a total of US$ 128 million was transferred to the nine Participating Organizations. The full report can be accessed here.   

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2 Jun 2015

    New York — On 29 May 2015 Helen Clark announced the appointment of Ms. Jennifer Topping as the new Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office. Ms. Topping will replace Yannick Glemarec, who took up his new position as Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme at UN Women, at the ASG level, this past April.

    Ms. Topping has been serving as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mozambique since 2011 (pictured here during field visit to joint UN supported activities in Zambezia, Mozambique following the 2015 floods). Prior to this she held a variety of positions in UNDP country offices in Asia, Arab States and Africa, and at UNDP Headquarters. The MPTF Office is looking forward to welcoming her in August 2015.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    New York - On 30 March 2015 the Government of the United Arab Emirates contributed USD 1,000,000 to the UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict MDTF, earmarked to the Team of Experts on Rule Of Law/Sexual Violence in Conflict. More information on the UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict MDTF can be found on: http://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/fund/UNA00Read  more ...

  • 6 Apr 2015

    On 6 April, Mr. Yannick Glemarec, the former Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office took up his new position as Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme at UN Women, at the ASG level. His appointment was announced by the Secretary-General on 6 March.  Ms. Henriette Keijzers, the Deputy Executive Coordinator, has meanwhile taken over the leadership of the MPTF Office as OIC.  Read more ...

  • 2 Apr 2015

    The MPTF Office organized a one-day Symposium on 26 March to discuss how to design pooled funds for performance. Held under the auspices of the UN Working Group on Transition, the symposium was opened by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UNDG. The outcome of the symposium is reflected in the working draft of the “Designing Funds for Performance” manual. Read more …

  • 31 Mar 2015

    On March 28, 2015, the Jordanian Government, in collaboration with the United Nations, launched the Jordan Resilience Fund. The Fund aims to ensure coherence, aid effectiveness and coordinated assistance to the 2015 Jordan Response Plan. The fund seeks to aid in channeling catalytic financial support for the estimated $2.9 billion necessary to carry out the initial one-year Jordan Response Plan.  Read more ...

  • 23 Mar 2015

    The report “Financing the UN Development System Getting it right for a post-2015 world, Overview of Financing Instruments in the UN Development System” was released today as a working draft. Produced through a collaboration of The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, it presents a comprehensive overview of financing instruments in the UN Development System (UNDS). Read more...

  • 20 Feb 2015

    New York, 20 February 2015 – The UN Special Envoy on Ebola, David Nabarro, launched today the 1st Interim Report of the Secretary-General’s UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which highlights the early achievements of the investments that the Trust Fund has made. The full report (pre-publication version) can be accessed here

    First interim report of Ebola response Fund

  • 1 Feb 2015

    The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are supporting the Government-led response to the disaster in Malawi, where heavy rains have led to massive floods, especially in the Southern region. The UN System is scaling up its support to affected populations who are desperate for safe water, food, medicines and other basic necessities.  On-line contributions to support the Humanitarian Window of the Malawi One UN Fund can be made on: http://bitly.com/malawifloods.   (Read more...)

     

  • 22 Sep 2014

    Today the UN established the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which will ensure a coherent UN System contribution to the overall Ebola outbreak response. The Fund will be guided by the priorities set out in the OCHA appeal document, launched on 16 September in Geneva by Valerie Amos, and amounting to nearly US$ 1 billion. The Trust Fund seeks contributions from Member States, regional legislative bodies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, businesses and individuals. If you would like to contribute please go to http://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/fund/EBO00.

  • 21 Sep 2014

    On 21 September 2014, the Director General of The Qatar Development Fund, Dr. Ahmed Al-Meraikhi, and the UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, signed a contribution agreement for the UN Fund for Darfur, amounting to $88.5 million. This contribution covers half of the financial requirements for the Darfur Development Strategy’s fast and foundational activities, estimated at US$177 Million and will enable the UN System to address the immediate and long term needs of Darfur. It represents the largest single contribution made by the State of Qatar to the UN system worldwide.

  • 10 Jul 2014

    New York City – Three sources of finance - humanitarian, development and climate finance - play a critical role in supporting recovery efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries, says a report launched today by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG). The Report, by the UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Financing Recovery for Resilience.   (Read more...)

  • 4 Jun 2014

    At the Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP) organized various events, including a Policy Dialogue meeting attended by members of the UNIPP Policy Board, the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN Expert Mechanisms on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples.  At the event, the MPTF Office presented the UNIPP 2013 Consolidated Annual Progress ReportRead more...

  • 29 May 2014

    New York – The Government of Malaysia became the 56th financial contributor to the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).  Madam Siti Hajjar Adnin, Charge D'Affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the UN, and the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office signed the agreement for Malaysia’s contribution of $100,000. This represents their first contribution to the PBF and UN pooled funds administered by the MPTF Office.   Read more

  • 21 May 2014

    The second phase of the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) joint programme begins in July 2014, building on the momentum and achievements of phase one, which enabled over 500,000 individuals and/or small and microenterprises gain access to financial services.

    PFIP was originally developed to achieve greater financial inclusion in one of the least banked regions in the world. Read more...

  • 21 Mar 2014

    The launch of the Central African Republic Multi-Partner Trust Fund (CAR MPTF) was announced this morning at a briefing on the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Six Point Proposal for CAR. The Government of Norway, who co-hosted the event, announced a $2 million contribution to the CAR MPTF in support of various immediate impact projects. Read more ...

  • 23 Jan 2014

    The MPTF Office recently launched its brochure: ‘Financing development together: The role of pooled financing mechanisms in enhancing development effectiveness’. The publication examines the evolution of the UN pooled financing mechanism over the past decade, driven by UN efforts to promote greater aid effectiveness.  It reflects on the MPTF Office experience in working with governments, donors and the UN system to provide customized development finance solutions at country, regional and global levels. Read more...

    See the full publication or download the pdf.

  • 20 Jan 2014

    The United Nations Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP) Technical Secretariat has recently published the UNIPP Success Stories ahead of its first 2014 Policy Board meeting. This publication outlines some of the concrete contributions made with support of UNIPP funding towards reaching the objectives of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to be held in New York in September 2014. Launched in May 2011, the UNIPP aims to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples, taking as a cornerstone their right to participate in decision-making, the state’s duty to consult, and the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). It works primarily at country-level, supporting activities carried out at regional and global levels. For more information on UNIPP and to access other UNIPP communication materials, please click here.

  • 20 Dec 2013

    This Facility will support activities in the new priority areas set forth under the Fourth Master Plan of the Spanish Cooperation (2013-2016). It will be a tool to support the basic mandate of UN Agencies, Funds and Programs and other development organizations, as well as activities in specific countries. It will also share and disseminate lessons learned from the MDG Achievement Fund and actively contribute to discussions over the design of the future post-2015 development agenda.

  • 19 Dec 2013

    The UN Development Group launched the ‘Delivering Results Together’ Fund (DRT Fund) last week with its first contribution of NOK 84,4 million from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. The DRT Fund aims to “contribute to the effective achievement of sustainable development results under One Programmes in line with national priorities in selected DaO countries”. For more information visit the DRT Fund webpage.

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  • 17 Dec 2013

    New York - The Slovak Republic, current co-chair of the UN Security Sector Reform (SSR) Group of Friends, today made its first contribution to a UN pooled fund administered by the MPTF Office. Slovakia became the 55th financial contributor to the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) in line with its commitment to strengthen peacebuilding efforts, particularly around security sector reform.  Read more...

  • 12 Dec 2013

    New York – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a supporter of the Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund since 2007, made a new contribution today to the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Countering Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi, and the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement for the contribution of $300,000 to this UN Trust Fund. The Fund was established by the UN Secretary General in order to defray the expenses associated with the prosecution of suspected pirates as well to support the international forum, the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, in meeting its objective of eliminating piracy.

    For more information on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s contributions to MPTF Office-administered UN Trust Funds, please visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Portfolio Page on the MPTF Office GATEWAY.

  • 9 Dec 2013

    During the eleventh meeting of the UN-REDD Policy Board, Norway signed in  the pledge made at CoP 19 in Warsaw.

  • 13 Nov 2013

    New York – The State of Qatar is one of the MPTF Office’s long standing contributing partners. It made its first contribution in 2004 to the UNDG Iraq Trust Fund, and today made a new contribution to the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Countering Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN, and the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement for the contribution of $244,537 to this UN Trust Fund. The Fund was established by the UN Secretary General in order to defray the expenses associated with the prosecution of suspected pirates as well to support the international forum, the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, in meeting its objective of eliminating piracy. Read more...

  • 5 Nov 2013

    Erbil, Iraq - The Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) have signed an agreement to launch the  “Kurdistan Vision 2020 Joint Programming Facility” aimed at supporting the Kurdistan Vision 2020 Development Strategy. The Facility is unique, because it is not only the first sub-national trust fund to be established, but it is also the first co-financing trust fund to be established with over $18 million in joint KRG-UN commitments, of which over $13.6 million is financed by the KRG. Read More in English or Arabic

  • 22 Oct 2013

    Maban County (South Sudan) – A joint mission comprising OCHA, UNDP and MPTF Office visited refugee camps in Maban, Upper Nile state. The mission met with the beneficiaries and stakeholders of projects financed by the South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (South Sudan CHF). The Upper Nile State in the north-east of South Sudan is host to over 120,000 Sudanese refugees from Blue Nile State. Since their arrival in Maban the refugee families have received emergency shelters, nutrition assistance and other basic life-sustaining assistance from UN Organizations and NGOs. As a result, the WASH indicators in Maban Country have improved since 2012. Read more...

  • 9 Oct 2013

    New York - The new publication: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Development “Stories from the field”, was recently launched. It was developed under the auspices of the UNDG-Human Rights Mainstreaming Mechanism (UNDG-HRM).  The publication can be accessed on the UNDG HRM Fund GATEWAY page here and on the UN practitioners’ portal on Human Rights Based Approaches to programming here

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  • 5 Apr 2013

    Sudan -The United Nations Fund for Recovery, Reconstruction and Development in Darfur (UNDF) is established by the Darfur Regional Authority Government of Sudan and the UN to support the effective implementation of the Darfur Development Strategy (DDS). The DDS is in pursuit of the overall objective of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) to support the transition from humanitarian assistance to recovery and development.

    For more information please visit the UN Darfur Fund page.

  • 26 Mar 2013

    New York – Turkey is one of the MPTF Office’s longest standing contributing partners. It made its first contribution in 2005 to the Iraq Trust Fund and today, it made its fifth contribution to a MPTF Office administered fund. The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations and the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed a Standard Arrangement Agreement for a $100,000 contribution to the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Countering Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. This Fund was established by the UN Secretary General in order to defray the expenses associated with the prosecution of suspected pirates as well to support the international forum, the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, in meeting its objective of  eliminating piracy. This brings Turkey’s overall contributions to almost $11 million. Turkey has also contributed to two Iraq Trust Funds, the Peacebuilding Fund and the Ecuador Yasuni Fund.  

    For more information on Turkey’s contributions to MPTF Office administered funds, please visit the Government of Turkey’s Portfolio Page on the MPTF Office GATEWAY.

  • 8 Mar 2013

    Bamako – The Netherlands, the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget of the Republic of Mali  and UNDP signed  a Standard Arrangement Agreement for a 15 million Euro contribution. This first contribution to the Stabilization fund established on 25 February 2013, is allocated to the Education and Agriculture sectors. The Fund Steering Committee is to hold its first meeting in the next two weeks in order to approve the activity plan and first transfer requests and allow the direct implementation of stabilization activities by national entities.

    For more information please visit the Mali Stabilization Fund page.

  • 25 Feb 2013

    Bamako - The Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget of the Republic of Mali and UNDP signed the Memorandum of Agreement for a new National Fund. The Fund entitled “Fonds National de Stabilisation Economique et Sociale du Mali” will directly support Government stabilization priority activities for an initial duration of 2 years. The main objective of the Fund is to prevent further socio-economic degradation in Mali as a result of the current crisis and the major budgetary deficit. The Fund will mainly support the Health, Education, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture, Energy and Elections sectors. The UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office will provide fund administration, management and other support services related to the establishment and management of the National Fund. For more information please visit the Mali Stabilization Fund page.

  • 15 Jan 2013

    The Fourth Quarter 2012 MPTF Office Newsletter provides information on new MPTFs established in the fourth quarter as well as feature articles on the three Climate Change MPTFs.  The MPTF Office finished the 2012 operational year well above targets. During the last quarter, It was appointed as fund administrator for 6 MPTFs - 4 of which are Climate Change Funds - and 3 JPs, increasing the cumulative portfolio to 60 MPTFs and 38 JPs. In 2012, the Office received total deposits of $748 million and transferred $835 million to 37 Participating Organizations. Download copy here.

  • 19 Dec 2012

    Addis Ababa – On 19 December the Ethiopia CRGE Facility was established with the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of FDR of Ethiopia and the UNDP MPTF Office that will serve as the interim fund administrator. The agreement was signed in Addis Ababa by H.E. Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Mr. Eugene Owusu, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia. Read more...

  • 5 Dec 2012

    Doha, Qatar - At the Doha Climate Change Conference (COP18), the Government of Norway and the MPTF Office, signed an agreement to fund the UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme. The agreement was signed by Mr. Per Øystein Vatne, Chargé d’Affaires, Norwegian Embassy to Qatar, and Mr. Bisrat Aklilu, Executive Coordinator, MPTF Office, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Cao Duc Phat, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Viet Nam, H.E Bård Vegar Solhjell, Norway’s Minister of the Environment, H.E. Mr. Le Hong Phan, Ambassador of Viet Nam in Qatar, and Ms. Mette Loyche Wilkie, interim Head of the UN-REDD Secretariat. Read more...

  • 28 Nov 2012

    New York - Following the request of the Secretary-General for the UNDP MPTF Office to administer the the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL) Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF), a Memorandum of Understanding was signed today between Mr. Bob Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, and Mr. Bisrat Aklilu, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, officially establishing the SE4ALL MPTF. The SE4ALL is an initiative of the UN Secretary-General to mobilize action from all sectors of society in support of three interlinked objectives, to be achieved by 2030. Read more...

  • 27 Nov 2012

    Kinshasa - On the eve of the COP18 meeting in Doha, Qatar, the DRC REDD+ National Fund was established with the signing of the agreement between the Government of DRC and the UNDP MPTF Office that will be the interim fund administrator. The agreement was signed in Kinshasa by H.E. Mr. Patrice Kibeti, Minister of Finance délégué and Mr. Moustapha Soumare, DSRSG/UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the DRC. The signature ceremony was attended by H.E. Mr. Bavon N'sa Mputu Elima, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Tourism, DRC’s development Partners, the World Bank representative, and other officials. Read more...

  • 15 Nov 2012

    Sana’a, Yemen -The situation in Yemen has been of serious concern for the international community, with the country facing multi-faceted threats to its stability. Following the escalation of violence and the political impasse in 2011, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2014 which called on all parties in Yemen to commit themselves to implement a political settlement on the basis of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s initiative. Based on this, the Yemen NDCR TF is established in November 2012, under the sponsorship of the Government of Yemen and the United Nations, to support Yemen’s national dialogue and constitution-making processes. For more information on the Fund, visit the Yemen NDCR TF website.

  • 23 Oct 2012

    New York - The Third Quarter 2012 MPTF Office Newsletter provides information on new MPTFs established in the third quarter, the results of the MPTF Office Partner/Client Survey and highlights key system enhancements to the MPTF Office GATEWAY. It also presents feature articles on the Peacebuilding Fund in DRC, the Cape Verde Resident Coordinator’s reflections on developments in Cape Verde and the One UN Transition Fund, findings from the South Sudan Recovery Fund (SSRF) Lessons Learned Exercise and the Somalia CHF. Download the Newsletter here.

  • 27 Sep 2012

    New York - On September 25, the Governments of Ecuador and Italy, and UNDP signed a Euro 35 Million Debt-Swap Contribution Agreement, through which Italy will contribute to the Yasuni-ITT Trust Fund, administered by the UNDP MPTF Office. The Agreement was signed by Dr. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Coordination Minister of Heritage of Ecuador and the Chair of the Yasuni ITT Steering Committee, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, and Mr. Bisrat Aklilu,  Executive Coordinator, MPTF Office. Read more...

  • 26 Sep 2012

    New York - On 25 September 2012, the Climate Vulnerable Forum Trust Fund (CVFTF), an initiative of the current (Bangladesh) and incoming (Costa Rica) Chairs of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), was established. The CVFTF Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Mr. Jordan Ryan, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) of UNDP and Mr. Bisrat Aklilu, Executive, Coordinator of the MPTF Office that will  administer the CVFTF. Read more...

  • 14 Aug 2012

    Indonesia - The UN Partnership for Development Framework (UNPDF) 2011-2015 is the guiding framework under which UN joint programmes are developed and agency-specific Action Plans are devised. The Indonesia UNPDF Trust Fund was established in July 2012 by the Government of Indonesia and the UN to help fund the implementation of the joint UN-Government of Indonesia UNPDF 2011-2015. The trust fund will support integrated UN joint programmes with the aims of achieving the goals of Human Development agreed upon in the UNPDF. To learn more about the UNPDF Fund visit.

  • 1 Aug 2012

    Baghdad, Iraq - UNDP Iraq commemorates the completion of Al-Mussaib power station rehabilitation works.  The Al-Mussaib power station, the biggest of its kind in Iraq, received over $33 million from the UNDG Iraq Trust Fund with generous support from the Government of Japan. Upon completion, the power station ensures a stable supply of 200 MW of electricity. “The project has been completed just in time to meet the peak of summer demand,” said a relieved Engineer Raheem of the Ministry of Electricity who managed this rehabilitation project. Read more…..

  • 13 Jul 2012

    New York - The Second Quarter 2012 MPTF Office Newsletter provides information on new Joint Programmes established in the first quarter of 2012 and feature articles on the Kyrgyzstan Delivering as One Fund, Bangladesh Local Governance Joint Programme and the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund. It also provides at a glance the MPTF Office’s total portfolio. An independent survey research firm will undertake a client/partner survey of the MPTF Office’s services.  We thank you in advance for your participation and providing us feedback to improve our services. Download the newsletter here.

  • 31 May 2012

    The MPTF Office issued on 31 May 2012 the Consolidated Annual Progress Reports on Activities Implemented under the various MPTFs and JPs it is administering, covering the period 1 January to 31 December 2011. The MPTF Office also issued the 2011 Source and Use of Funds Statements for all MPTFs and JPs.

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  • 11 May 2012

    The MPTF Office GATEWAY clearly shows it: 2011 was a record year in the level of expenditures reported by the 34 Participating Organizations (POs) of the MPTFs and Joint Programmes (JPs) administered by the MPTF Office. The overall 2011 expenditures of the 34 POs reached $986 million, 16 % more than 2010. Humanitarian, transition and development MPTFs accounted for 38, 23 and 34 per cent of total expenditures respectively, while JPs made up the remaining 5 per cent. Read more...

  • 13 Apr 2012

    New York - The First Quarter 2012 Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office Newsletter, which provides information on new MPTFs, Joint Programmes and a National Fund (the Mali Climate Fund) - established in the first quarter of 2012. It also presents summaries of “Lessons-Learned-Reviews”  completed for the UNDG Iraq Trust Fund and the Central Fund for Influenza Action and articles on the new South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund which has started with speed and innovation, the Viet Nam One Plan Fund II and the UNDG component of the Haiti Reconstruction Fund which is showing notable progress in responding to Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery.  Read…..

  • 13 Apr 2012

    Baghdad, Iraq - The Council of Representatives voted to appoint the Commissioners to serve on Iraq's first Independent High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) on April 9th. This is certainly a landmark achievement,” said Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and chief of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). A UNDP UNDG Iraq Trust Fund project, along with UNAMI and OHCHR, provided support to the IHCHR to ensure a transparent selection process of Commissioners and staff of the temporary Secretariat, and to strengthen its capacity. (Link to Press Release or UNDG ITF webpage).

  • 12 Apr 2012

    Kapoeta, South Sudan - Inter-communal violence over access to water has been a fact of life for the Toposa. In 2012, however, something changed in the lives of the Toposa residents of Jie, Kapoeta East County. For the first time in their memory, they did not have to migrate in search of water. (Read more)

  • 27 Mar 2012

    Ha Noi - The Minister of Planning and Investment of Viet Nam, Mr. Bui Quang Vinh, and the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Pratibha Mehta, and Heads of the 16 UN Organizations and IOM in Viet Nam signed a new Joint Cooperation Plan, the One Plan, on 27 March 2012. The US$ 480 million One Plan, covering 2012 to 2016, will support Viet Nam in achieving sustainable growth, improve public administration and management, access to high quality essential services and social welfare for all citizens. In support of the One Plan, the Viet Nam One Plan Fund II, administered by the MPTF Office, has also been extended until 2016 through the signing of an MOU. For additional details, go to www.un.org.vn

  • 3 Feb 2012

    New York - The 2011 4th Quarter Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) Newsletter, which provides information on new MPTFs and Joint Programmes established in the last quarter as well as updates on ongoing MPTFs – Extension of the Ecuador Yasuni ITT Trust Fund, IV High Level Intergovernmental Conference on Delivering-as-One in Uruguay, the Albania One UN Coherence Fund and the UN-REDD Programme Fund. Download the Newsletter here.

  • 26 Jan 2012

    Bamako: The Mali Climate Fund, the first national climate fund established in Africa following the Durban COP17 meeting, was signed between the Government of the Republic of Mali and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that will provisionally administer the Fund until a national successor is identified. The agreement was signed by H.E. Mr. Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Mr. Bisrat Aklilu, Executive Coordinator, UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office).  Read more...

  • 17 Jan 2012

    This is the final issue of the UNDG Iraq Trust Fund (UNDG ITF) Newsletter. Since 2004, it has captured and shared stories  of the progress and challenges of implementing multi-sectoral projects and documented lessons about operating in a conflict/post-conflict situation. It is under the UNDG ITF, that the UN agencies - 16 operating in Iraq - started ‘Delivering-as-One’ (DaO) and we learned the importance of strengthened UN Resident Coordinator leadership, use of a single pooled funding facility and the benefits of coordinated and synergic operations of UN organizations. 

     

  • 27 Dec 2011

    Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd. or Muji - from Mujirushi (no-brand) Ryohin (quality goods) - a major Japanese retail company responded to Ecuador’s global call for co-responsibility in protecting the global biodiversity of Yasuni and contributed $200,000 to the Yasuni ITT Trust FundRead more... 

     

  • 12 Dec 2011

    New York: On 8 December 2011, six United Nations Organizations- ILO, OHCHR, UN-DESA, UNDP, UNICEF and WHO - established the UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Trust Fund (UNPRPD) to promote disability rights by assisting countries to improve policies, data gathering and service delivery to persons with disabilities. The Launch of UNPRPD was co-hosted by Ambassador Quinlan of Australia and UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan. Read more ...

  • 8 Dec 2011

    SOUTH SUDAN - The state of Eastern Equatoria inaugurated a market and received road equipment in a ceremony on 28 November. A $2.6 million livelihoods project of the South Sudan Recovery Fund supports the country in addressing the lack of market infrastructure, increasing crop productivity through agricultural training, and facilitating commercial development by connecting farmers to markets. Read more...

  • 26 Nov 2011

    The International Yasunízate Civic Campaign of 20 November further unified citizens of Ecuador in support of the Yasuni Initiative and resulted in raising nearly three million dollars (US$3.0 million) in voluntary contributions from citizens, institutions and companies of all of Ecuador's 24 provinces. Over 47,000 Ecuadorians participated in the event that included musical shows by famous artists highlighting the need to protect the unique biodiversity of Yasuni. The President of the Republic participated in the event and delighted the participants by singing a beautiful song by Joaquin Sabina, titled  "TOGETHER FOR THE YASUNÍ ”.  

  • 19 Nov 2011

    With less than two months remaining to reach its year-end fundraising goal, the Yasuni-ITT campaign is launching a global civic engagement campaign with major events on November 20th to raise awareness of Ecuador's Yasuni-ITT plan. The campaign will allow individuals in Ecuador and around the globe to contribute to the initiative to keep underground nearly 1 billion barrels of oil located in the most biodiverse section of rainforest in the world.

    For more information about the Yasunizate campaign visit www.Yasunizate.org and to contribute to the Yasuni-ITT Trust Fund visit www.Yasunisupport.org.

  • 4 Nov 2011

    New York - The 2011 3rd Quarter Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) Newsletter, which provides information on two High Level Meetings during the 66th UN General Assembly that led to increased support to Ecuador for its Yasuni Initiative as well as to the new Libya under the leadership of the National Transitional Council and the establishment of the Libya Recovery Trust Fund.  It also contains feature articles contributed by the Uruguay and Rwanda UNCTs on lessons from Delivering as One (DaO) Funds on the eve of the Montevideo IV High Level Intergovernmental Conference on DaO.  Download the Newsletter here.”

  • 27 Oct 2011

    New York - The United Nations Development Group's Human Rights Mainstreaming Trust Fund (UNDG-HRM) was officially launched by Ms. Helen Clark, Chair, United Nations Development Group, and Ms. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The focus of the UNDG-HRM's work is to strengthen coordinated and coherent UN support to better respond to requests from Member States. To read more about the launch and the UNDG HRM, please visit: http://mdtf.undp.org/factsheet/fund/HRM00

  • 20 Oct 2011

    New York - In consultation with Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), the United Nations Organizations have established the Libya Recovery Trust Fund (LRTF) to support Libya’s recovery efforts and longer term development activities in the aftermath of the conflict. Read full story...

  • 23 Sep 2011

    New York - A growing number of countries, regions and individuals showed their support for a novel initiative that would assist Ecuador’s efforts to address sustainable development and climate change by protecting the people, animals and plants living in Yasuní National Park from oil drilling and deforestation, at a high-level meeting co-hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa Delgado today. (Click on title for full article)

  • 14 Sep 2011

     

    New York - The Steering Committee of the Expanded DaO Funding Window (EFW) has allocated a total of $43.4 million to 19 countries in support of UN coherence and to support nationally-led and owned programming processes to help UN Country Teams to Delivering-as-One. (read more...)

  • 5 Aug 2011

    Kathmandu, A lesson-learnt workshop on the PBF/UNPFN-funded UNICEF/UNFPA project “Ensuring recognition of sexual violence as a tool of conflict in the Nepal peace building process through documentation and provision of comprehensive services to women and girl victims/survivors” was organized in Kathmandu on 4 and 5 August 2011. The workshop reviewed the progress made so far and shared lessons, challenges and good practices in order to improve project implementation.

  • 1 Aug 2011

    New York - The MDTF Office has been renamed! The name of the MDTF Office has officially changed to the  Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) following the endorsement of the UNDG Advisory Group. The change from ‘donor’ to ‘partner reflects the key feature of the Office - fostering partnerships between developing countries, UN Organizations and developed countries based on shared visions and common goals.  

    In the coming days, the MPTF Office name change will be gradually reflected on the GATEWAY.

  • 29 Jul 2011

    New York - The 2011 2nd Quarter Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) Newsletter, which announces the renaming of the MDTF Office to MPTF Office, provides information on new MDTFs established, and updates from Somalia and Ecuador as well as feature articles on the MDG Achievement Fund, UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership Trust Fund, South Sudan Recovery Fund, Tanzania One UN Fund and UN Peace Fund for Nepal. Download the newsletter here.

  • 25 Jul 2011

    On 20 July, the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Somalia, Mark Bowden, declared the existence of famine in two regions of southern Somalia. Across the country nearly half of the Somali population (3.7 mln) are now in crisis (read the full story). “If we don’t act now, famine will spread to all eight regions of southern Somalia within two months, due to poor harvests and infectious disease outbreaks,” stressed the HC. Noting that the lack of resources is alarming, the HC emphasized “Every day of delay in assistance is literally a matter of life or death for children and their families in the famine affected areas”. Read more...

  • 13 Jul 2011

    Kathmandu - With the explosion of the last remaining landmine in the Phulchowki minefield on 14 June 2011, Nepal became only the second country in Asia to be declared free of minefields. The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Mr Jhala Nath Khanal, and the Chief of Army Staff, General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung, each pressed the switch that detonated the landmines, which were among the 12,070 landmines planted by the Nepal Army during the decade-long armed conflict. Read more...

  • 8 Jul 2011

    Southern Sudan - Grace Poni, a 42 year-old mother of 10, no longer has to shell out precious cash to transport her agricultural products to town. These days, she and a number of women’s groups can bring and sell their goods directly in a newly constructed covered market right in their hometown in Nyai-Wudabi, Morobo County in Central Equatoria State. [Click on title for full article]

  • 10 Jun 2011

    Quito - The first meeting of the Yasuni ITT Trust Fund Steering Committee took place in Quito on 1 June 2011, and approved major organizational and institutional decisions of the Fund, including the Steering Committee’s Terms of Reference and Rules and Procedures and the Terms and Conditions for the issuance of the Yasuni Certificate of Guarantee (CGYs), including US$ 100,000 contribution threshold for CGYs. Read more…

  • 5 May 2011

    New York - The Participating Organizations of the 36 MDTFs and 20 JPs have reported 2010 expenditures totaling $850.5 million. This increases total cumulative expenditures since 2004 to $ 3.2 billion or 71 percent of total transfers.  The 2010 expenditure reports were submitted to the MDTF Office, as Administrative Agent, on time and in an efficient manner thanks to the hard work and excellent collaboration between the country offices and headquarter finance units of the Participating Organizations.              Further details on the GATEWAY. (Read more...)

  • 3 May 2011

    New York - The First Quarter 2011 MDTF Office Newsletter contains information on newly established MDTFs and Joint Programmes, workshop and UNCT updates from Viet Nam and Ethiopia, and features from Sudan Recovery Fund -South Sudan, Cape Verde Transition Fund, Kyrgyzstan One Fund and a special contribution from the Resident Representative of Montenegro.

  • 27 Apr 2011

    Juba, South Sudan – Ahead of South Sudan’s independence scheduled for July 2011, the Sudan Recovery Fund-Southern Sudan (SRF-SS), established in July 2008, is focusing on  projects that demonstrate peace dividends, encourage participation and empowerment of communities affected by conflict and poverty, and address stabilization in areas affected by insecurity.  Read more...

  • 18 Apr 2011

    New York – At the request of the Government of Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), the UNDP MDTF Office organized, in New York from 6 to 8 April, an Interactive Workshop on Multi-Donor Trust Funds in relation to Climate Change and Aid Effectiveness, for senior officials from BAPPENAS and the Ministry of Finance. Read full story...

  • 17 Apr 2011

    New York – The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in March approved the “UNDG Guidance Note on Establishing, Managing and Closing Multi-Donor Trust Funds". The Guidance Note was developed based on existing guidance, policy and practices, and reflects lessons learned since the establishment of the first UN Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) in 2004. It contains useful tools such as outlines for the Concept Note for the establishment of an MDTF and for Steering Committee Terms of Reference, and the steps involved in the various phases of the MDTF life cycle. (read more)

  • 4 Mar 2011

     

    New York – The new Iraq UNDAF Fund was recently launched and received the first contribution of £300,000 from the Scottish Government, using the proceeds from its initiative to confiscate cash for breaches of UN sanctions, to support the people of Iraq. The contribution will support water development within the UNDAF priority areas. Learn more about the establishment of the Fund and the Scottish Government’s initiative.

  • 3 Mar 2011

    Thaba-Tseka, Lesotho:  A new joint programme supported by the Lesotho One Fund is changing the way the Lesotho government and its development partners deliver aid by getting different government departments, UN agencies and civil society organizations working together to help mothers and their families. Read more about the programme and see the UN Women tweet.

  • 21 Feb 2011

    Port Moresby, PNG – New Zealand, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), concluded on 14 February 2011 a Standard Administrative Arrangement with the UN, agreeing to channel all its financial support to the United Nations in Papua New Guinea through the PNG UN Country Fund, administered by the UNDP MDTF Office.

  • 21 Feb 2011

    New York - The Government of Botswana and the United Nations System in Botswana have developed the Botswana UN Country Fund to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and meet the national priorities as outlined in the National Development Plan 10 and Vision 2016, and UNDAF outcomes over a five year period.  Visit the Botswana UN Country Fund page.

  • 17 Feb 2011

    Quito – The Secretary-General speaking at a joint press conference with President Rafael Correa congratulated Ecuador on the Yasuni-ITT initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and said he looked forward to seeing what more the country will do to build on the climate change momentum generated by last year’s conference in Cancún, Mexico. 

    Read full article here.

  • 9 Feb 2011

    New York - The Maldives UN Country Team has established a One UN Fund in support of its UN Development Assistance Framework (2011-2015) that will guide the UN system’s assistance to the country. Visit the Maldives One UN Fund page.

     

  • 6 Feb 2011

    New York - The UNDG Iraq Trust Fund Fourth Quarter 2010 Newsletter contains inform from the Tenth meeting of the IRFFI Donor Committee as well as quaterly financial updates and feature articles from the UNIDO, UNFPA, UN-Habitat and ESCWA.

  • 25 Jan 2011

    New York - The Fourth Quarter 2010 MDTF Office Newsletter shares 2010 highlights and includes feature articles from Lesotho, Somalia, Iraq and the Peacebuilding Fund.

  • 22 Jan 2011

    Addis Ababa - Heads of Agencies of the Ethiopia UN Country Team in Ethiopia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 12 January 2010, officially launching the One UN Fund. This was a major step for Ethiopia in concretizing the UN Delivery as One agenda.

  • 12 Dec 2010

    Bringing together the convening power and expertise of the three Participating UN Organizations: FAO, UNDP and UNEP, the joint programme will contribute to the advancement of the international consensus-building on the eventual REDD+ mechanism under the UNFCCC and, in interim, to scaling up of REDD+ actions and finance, through provision of the secretariat services to the interim REDD+ Partnership.

  • 3 Dec 2010

    The United Nations Indonesia Trust Fund for Disaster Recovery (UNITF-DR) has been established to help fund the implementation of the Government of Indonesia’s Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Action Plans in response to disasters. The UNITF-DR is one of two funding windows within the Indonesia Multi Donor Fund Facility for Disaster Recovery (IMDFF-DR). A second window is administered by the World Bank. For more information.

  • 26 Nov 2010

    “I realized then that we needed to bolster our conservation efforts with good, credible science if we were to have any chance of saving Yasuni,” says Romo. Over the past decade, he and more than 50 other biologists working in the area have documented Yasuni’s remarkable biodiversity, providing evidence that its forest has the highest number of species on the planet, including an unprecedented core where there are overlapping world richness records for amphibians, reptiles, bats, and trees… Read article

  • 1 Nov 2010

    The UNDG Iraq Trust Fund Newsletter is now available featuring stories and updates on activities implemented during the third quarter by UN-Habitat, WHO, UNOPS and FAO. In Kurdistan discussion are underway to provide inputs on the draft NGO law, while WHO is working with Iraqi authorities to study the development of birth defects in Fallujah and UN-Habitat sustains its’ support to the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works and the Ministry of Planning to strengthen urban planning and development.

  • 27 Oct 2010

    Juba – The Sudan Recovery Fund- Southern Sudan (SRF_SS) supports State stabilization programmes, one of the key pre-referendum priorities identified by the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) and the United Nations. Significant number of returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are coming back to Jonglei State and Lakes State, states receiving USD 17 million each in stabilisation assistance from the SRF-SS. Stabilisation assistance programmes are also being developed for Warrap State and Eastern Equatoria State, states with high numbers of returnees.

  • 15 Oct 2010

    New York. The Third Quarter 2010 MDTF Office Newsletter provides information on the launch of two important initiatives – the MDTF Office GATEWAY and the Ecuador Yasuni ITT Trust Fund.  Other features include UN-REDD and the Lebanon Recovery Fund.

  • 9 Oct 2010

    The MDTF Office GATEWAY was presented at the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) technical meeting held from 4 to 6 October in Cookham, United Kingdom. We shared our story about making fundamental changes in our business process to support provision of real-time financial information to the public while facilitating knowledge management among our partners. Dennis Whittle, CEO of GlobalGiving and a frequent writer on transparency issues reflected on the MDTF Office GATEWAY in the Huffington Post.  Read his article here.

  • 20 Sep 2010

    Quito - On 13 September, the Government of Chile contributed US$100,000 to the Yasuní-ITT Trust Fund that is administered by UNDP, aimed at protecting an ecological site in an oil-rich area of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

  • 2 Sep 2010

    Yesterday, the UNDP Administrator in her statement to the Executive Board announced the launch of the MDTF Office GATEWAY. Today, the GATEWAY was officially launched to Executive Board Members by Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan. Read the full story on UNDP's news page

  • 30 Aug 2010

    The oPt Trust Fund is now established to finance UN-supported state building and development goals throughout the oPt, including early recovery and reconstruction initiatives in Gaza. Learn more

  • 24 Aug 2010

    The United Nations in Papua New Guinea, in cooperation with the Population Media Center (PMC), announced today a partnership with Colgate-Palmolive. Colgate-Palmolive has signed on as a private sector sponsor of two social change radio serial dramas to be developed for public broadcast in Papua New Guinea in Pidgin and English. The contribution of PGK 30,000, with the possibility of a second contribution of an equal amount, will be channeled through the PNG UN Country Fund.

  • 12 Aug 2010

    Following a series of consultations with key stakeholders in Lebanon, including senior government and UN officials, the UN Secretary General today declared Lebanon eligible for funding from the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).

  • 12 Aug 2010

    The Government of Ecuador and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a historic deal establishing a trust fund to step up protection of an ecological site in an oil-rich area of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

  • 10 Aug 2010

    Kathmandou - Under a UNDP project financed by the UN Peace Fund For Nepal (UNPFN), to date, more than 1,218 men and women, verified minors and late recruits who were discharged from Maoist cantonments in February 2010 have been referred for voluntary rehabilitation packages.

  • 29 Jul 2010

    Lesotho – $2.9 million was approved to support four inter-linked joint programmes focusing on 1) Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health; 2) Nutrition; 3) Prevention; and 4) Economic Growth, by the Lesotho UN Country Programme Steering Committee.

  • 28 Jul 2010

    Funded through the Peacebuilding Fund/UN Peace Fund for Nepal, this OHCHR-project supports the establishment and effective functioning of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances, providing grants to conflict victim groups and CSOs, especially those working with women, children and the indigenous communities at the grassroots level, to bring their voices into the process of transitional justice.

  • 26 Jul 2010

    As of Monday, 2 August 2010, the MDTF Office is located at 730 Third Avenue, 20th floor, in the Teachers Building - corner of 45 and 3rd Avenues. Our email and telephone numbers will remain the same. Please stop by and visit us!

  • 23 Jul 2010

    New York. The Second Quarter 2010 MDTF Office Newsletter provides information on new MDTFs in Somalia, Haiti and the UN-Indigenous Peoples Partnership. Highlights of the Hanoi “Delivering as One” conference as well as a feature stories on the Sudan Recovery Fund in Southern Sudan and UN Peace Fund for Nepal are also in this edition.

  • 29 Jun 2010

    New York. Featured in Helen Clark’s statement on UN Reform to the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board and the 2010 Annual UNDP report are UNDP Mutli-Donor Trust Fund Office’s activities in providing transparent and accountable fund management services to the UN system through a diverse mix of 32 country-specific and global MDTFs operating in humanitarian, post-conflict/transition and development contexts, as the de facto administrative agent for the UN system.

  • 26 Jun 2010

    The intergovernmental meeting on Delivering as One (DaO) was held on 14-16 June 2010, in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.  The conference was opened by the Minister of Planning from the Government of Viet Nam and Helen Clark as UNDG Chair. Over 260 participants included ministerial/ambassadorial participation from the Pilots; 15 "self-starters"; 22 donors, World Bank, Asia Development Bank, UNDG and the MDTF Office who currently is the Administrative Agent for 18 One UN Funds.

  • 20 Jun 2010

    New York.  The UNDP MDTF Office, in its capacity as Administrative Agent of MDTFs and JPs, has issued 2009 Annual Consolidated Reports.

    The reports are prepared as per the reporting provisions of the MOU signed with Participating Organizations and the SAA signed

  • 3 May 2010

    New York. The First Quarter 2010 MDTF Office Newsletter that provides information on new MDTFs in Comoros, Lesotho and Montenegro and updates from some ongoing "Delivering-as-One Funds" is now available. Read the newsletter here.

  • 19 Apr 2010

    Port Moresby, PNG - The Papua New Guinea UN Country Fund received an allocation of $1.3m from the EFW in 2010. Following the allocation, 13 funding proposals (“Requests for Funds”) were submitted by the programmatic Task Teams and one by the UN Communication Committee, amounting to more

  • 14 Apr 2010

    Tarawa, Kiribati – Kiribati is the first country in the Pacific (Fiji and Samoa Parish) where the United Nations, with assistance from its regional development partners, has established a One UN Fund. The Kiribati One UN Fund

  • 31 Mar 2010

    Thimphu, Bhutan – The Joint Steering Committee of the Bhutan UN Country Fund held its second meeting on 31 March 2010. The EFW 2010-allocation of $861,000 for Bhutan was fully programmed to meet the most urgent needs of the five Theme Groups; i.e. Poverty and MDGs, Health, Education, Good Governance

  • 25 Mar 2010

    Baghdad, March 24 (UNDP) – After suffering for decades from poor economic oversight and ineffective administrative practices, Iraq’s government on Wednesday launched the country’s first Anti-Corruption Strategy, developed with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • 23 Mar 2010

    The Joint Steering Committee of the One Fund in Kyrgyzstan had its first meeting on 9 March 2010. The Steering Committee has fully programmed the Expanded Funding Window allocation to One Fund in Kyrgyzstan, amounting to US$ 3.6 million. The 10 newly approved projects and joint programmes, implemented

  • 18 Feb 2010

    New York – The Expanded Delivering as One Funding Window (EFW) Steering Committee met on 18 February 2010 and allocated a total of $83,766,000 to seventeen Delivering as One (DaO) Funds. Allocations were made to all eight One UN Pilot countries: Albania ($2.2m), Cape Verde ($1.8m), Mozambique ($20.8m),

  • 11 Feb 2010

    The MDTF Office has launched its "Gateway" which will replace the current MDTF Office web-site. The current web-site is already the ‘go-to-place’ for data and information about MDTFs administered by the MDTF Office. The Gateway is currently in BETA version, which means that we are still evaluating

  • 25 Jan 2010

    With the 31 May 2010 deadline for submission of over 29 consolidated annual MDTF reports to over 50 donors, the MDTF Office began preparations before the New Year.

    The Office estimates that it will receive 1700 individual financial project and joint programme reports for the 2009 annual reporting cycle.

  • 24 Jan 2010

    As 2009 drew to a close, the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) launched new guidelines positioning it as a global, fast, relevant and catalytic funding tool supporting peacebuilding initiatives that make a difference in countries emerging from conflict.

    The PBF was launched in 2006 to help national governments

  • 23 Jan 2010

    In Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Delivery as One agenda has taken shape within the Joint UN Country Strategy. The country strategy makes it much easier for the government and the donors to see what the UN is actually doing in PNG, both from a programme and an operational angle. It’s an “All

  • 23 Jan 2010

    In late 2009 and early 2010 a few new MDTFs and JPs were established, including: Stabilization and Recovery Funding Facility in Eastern DRC (SRFF), Kyrgyzstan One Fund, Local Governance and Community Development in Nepal,  Joint Integrated Local development in Moldova and Uganda Gender Equality

  • 2 Nov 2009

    Uruguay is one of the eight pilot countries of the UN Reform and the only high middle income country with the highest levels of human development in Latin America. According to the Human Development Report 2007/2008, Uruguay ranks 46th among the 70 countries classified as having “high” human

  • 2 Oct 2009

    In August 2009, UNESCO, UNV and UNDP established a Multi-Donor Trust Fund on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries (UN-CBA). Drawing on the strengths of the Participating Organizations, this MDTF aims to improve the adaptative capacity of communities and reduce vulnerability

  • 1 Oct 2009

    The Expanded Delivering as One Funding Window for Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (EFW) was launched by the Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG) and the Governments of Spain, Norway and the United Kingdom in September 2008 as a multi-donor funding mechanism that provides resources

  • 29 Sep 2009

    The MDTF Office team participated in two UNDP and UNDG organized work­shops and discussed how the MDTF and JP me­chanisms work as well as explain the roles and functions of the MDTF Office as an Administrative Agent (AA).

    A corporate Induction Workshop for UNDP Deputy Resident Representatives

  • 24 Sep 2009

    The establishment of the One UN Fund has proven to be critical to the Delivering as One architecture, as it has been an effective catalyst for change, accelerating compliance with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness principles.

    In Tanzania, some main benefits of the One UN Fund for programme

  • 13 Sep 2009

    In March 2008, Bhutan became the world's youngest democracy following the successful election of the country's first democratically elected Parliament. The opportunity now is to help strengthen this democratically elected government including Bhutan's constitutional bodies and local governments, expand

  • 21 Jul 2009

    The MDTF Office administers eleven country-level Joint Programmes (JPs), where UNDP is appointed as the Administrative Agent for pass-through funding. These JPs involve two or more Participating UN Organi­zations and national partners that collaborate in the de­livery of activities contained

  • 1 Jul 2009

    The UNCT in Sierra Leone has agreed to combine its efforts and resources behind a Joint Vision (2009–2012) in support of the Government of Sierra Leone and its people. Through the “Joint Vision for Sierra Leone,” the UN defines the common priorities that will guide its activities and

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