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UN Pacific Strategy Fund

“Leaving no one behind” using a people-centred and human rights-based approach to development in the Pacific.


The United Nations Pacific Strategy Fund enhances stakeholder coordination and coherence for financing and implementing programmes that address priorities laid out in the UN Pacific Strategy 2018 – 2022. Outcomes are designed to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets along with the aims of other international frameworks, like the 2030 Agenda. Resources are directed to the most critical areas (e.g. climate change, gender equality, inclusive economic empowerment, etc.) and compliment the work of regional organizations.

Fund scope

A collaboration between United Nations organizations, contributors, national governments, and local stakeholders in the Pacific, the Fund delivers on United Nations Pacific Strategy (UNPS) 2018-2022 outcomes. The five-year strategy features a framework that outlines a collective UN system response in meeting the development priorities of 14 Pacific Island countries and territories (Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu). The UNPS responds to government calls for the United Nations to better align programmes and operations so they support internationally agreed outcomes like the Small Islands Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) and 2030 Agenda.

The UN Pacific Strategy Fund is designed to:

 Increase development impact by advocating for greater investment in priority development needs.

  • Improve system-wide coherence in support of coherent strategy implementation and alignment with Delivering as One standards.
  • Boost cooperation and collaboration among internal and external stakeholders to help maximise complementary expertise and leverage resources.
  • Spread administrative, coordination, and transaction costs and risks,  which enhances efficiency and aids in future resource mobilisation.

Strategic approach and theory of change

The Fund supports the implementation of the UN Pacific Strategy vis-à-vis six outcome areas, in particular. These strategic priorities not only promote mutual accountability for development results in the Pacific, but were selected to also grow Pacific-to-Pacific cooperation and enable the UN to redirect valuable resources to areas where they are most needed. Outcome areas cover:

  • Climate change, disaster resilience, and environmental protection
  • Gender equality
  • Sustainable and inclusive economic empowerment
  • Equitable basic services
  • Governance and community engagement
  • Human rights


All of which support development action taken by Fund stakeholders to achieve local, regional, and international results and accelerate SDG and 2030 Agenda achievements.


  • Steering Committee. Co-chaired by the resident coordinators of Samoa and Fiji multi-country offices, the Steering Committee provides overall strategic direction to the Fund. Primary responsibilities of Committee members include providing a platform for partnership and coordination; reviewing UNPS implementation and collectively address critical gaps; oversee fund implementation and performance; approve allocations according to UNPS priority areas; review and endorse annual reports, and approve extensions (as required).
  • Secretariat. Representatives from the multi-country Resident Coordinator Offices serve on the Secretariat, connecting partners, providing operational and administrative support to the Steering Committee, and managing internal processes, tools and procedures. Additional Secretariat functions include advising on strategic priorities, and programmatic and financial allocations; facilitating collaboration and communication between participating organizations; fostering effective engagement between UN organizations and members of the Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific; drafting narrative results-based reports, and liaising with donors to secure investments.
  • Administrative Agent. Participating Organizations receive funds through the Administrative Agent, the MPTF Office. The Administrative Agent is responsible for the receipt, administration and management of contributions from donors, disbursement of funds to Participating Organizations, and consolidation and dissemination of progress reports to donors.
  • Participating Organizations. Programme implementation is the responsibility of Participating Organizations. Each organization is programmatically and financially responsible for resources received.
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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.
Total as of
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 16,643,420  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 26,987  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   16,670,407
Transferred to Participating Organizations 14,428,562  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 166,434  
Direct Cost 1,238,473  
Bank Charges 54  
Total use of funds   15,833,523
Balance with Administrative Agent   836,884
As a percentage of deposits   5.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 15,667,035  
Total resources   15,667,035
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 5,148,483  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     5,148,483
Balance with Participating Organizations   10,518,553
As a percentage of transfers   67.1%
Total Balance of Funds   11,355,437
As a percentage of deposits   68.2%
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For Policy and Programme Issues

  • Mr. Sanaka,  UN Resident Coordinator Fiji, E-mail:
  • Mr. Mohammed Mozeem, Partnerships and Development Finance Specialist, Fiji, E-mail:

For Administrative Agent Issues

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;  

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