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Fund Dates:

Start date: 17 July 2018

End date: 31 December 2022

Key documents:
 Terms of Reference

Memorandum of understanding (MOU) 

 Press Release




The One Planet Multi-Partner Trust Fund (One Planet MPTF) on SDG 12 is a collaboration between UNEP, FAO, UNWTO, UN-Habitat and UNOPS, supported by the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office). Complex challenges, as those presented by SDG 12, demand the combined expertise and resources of multiple UN entities. The MPTF Office assists the UN system and national governments in establishing and administering pooled financing mechanisms—multi-donor trust funds and joint programmes—to collect and allocate funding from a diversity of financial contributors to a wide range of implementing entities in a coordinated manner. These funding mechanisms build on the principles of the aid effectiveness agenda, which calls for country-driven, coherent, timely, flexible and result-oriented assistance.

A Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) for SDG 12 is key to catalyze the implementation of Goal 12, to address the significant gaps identified and overcome the current fragmented approach. Supporting Goal 12 will also simultaneously contribute significantly to the achievement of almost all of the SDGs, directly or indirectly[1]. Availability of, and access to, financial resources to support actions that are transformational and at scale is a key factor in successful implementation. The private sector, public sector, and financial institutions are encouraged to support implementation of SDG 12 through the replenishment of the MPTF.

The One Planet MPTF builds on the experiences and lessons learnt of the 10YFP Trust Fund (2012-2017) through which 37 projects were selected for implementation under the 6 programme areas. The effectiveness of 10YFP Trust Fund  process was evaluated internally and externally at the 10YFP mid-term. This led to the recommendation for a complete review of the 10YFP Trust Fund. The 10YFP Strategy Task Force therefore made the following recommendations to: i) Recognize that the 10YFP Trust Fund is an essential means of implementation of the 10YFP and thereby a means to support implementation of SDG 12; ii) To align 10YFP the Trust Fund  with the new strategy of the 10YFP, that would provide the opportunity to focus resource mobilisation efforts across the network; iii) To explore the partnership with UN MPTF Office

Establishment of the One Planet MPTF on SDG 12 responds to the recommendations of the mid-term review and is a way forward in implementing the “One Plan for One Planet” strategy.

The ‘One Plan for One Planet’strategy 2018-2022 specifically refers to strengthening the existing Trust Fund as a means to implement SDG 12. This includes supporting considerations on: the strategic allocation of financial resources, the delivery mechanism in countries, the UN coordination, the efficiency of fund administration, and the visibility for resource mobilisation. The UN entities that are currently engaged in the implementation of the One Planet network have identified moving to a multi-agency fund as a key means to respond to the One Planet strategy and the call of the UN Secretary General.

[1] International Resource Panel, 2017: Assessing Global Resource Use

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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
Contributions from Donors 1,211,927  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 16,019  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   1,227,946
Transferred to Participating Organizations 1,000,760  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 12,119  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 69  
Total use of funds   1,012,948
Balance with Administrative Agent   214,997
As a percentage of deposits   17.7%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 1,000,760  
Total resources   1,000,760
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 398,713  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     398,713
Balance with Participating Organizations   602,047
As a percentage of transfers   60.2%
Total Balance of Funds   817,045
As a percentage of deposits   67.4%
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