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Start Date: 12 October 2018

End date:   31 Oct 2030


UNITLIFE Trust Fund - Main Documents


UNITLIFE Trust Fund - Reports


2020: Annual Consolidated Narrative Report / Annual Consolidated Narrative Report / Certified Financial Statement (Sources and Uses of Funds)

2019: Annual Financial Report / Certified Financial Statement (Sources and Uses of Funds)


UNITLIFE is a multi-partner trust fund established by UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UN Women. It is the only UN fund that leverages innovative financing solutions for the fight against chronic malnutrition, one of the least known, and most underfunded diseases in the world. Chronic malnutrition affects 1 in every 5 children globally, with lifelong irreversible consequences on their physical growth, brain development and immune system. 



  1. Invests in the nutrition, climate-smart agriculture, and women empowerment nexus as an entry point to improve nutritional outcomes for children and reduce chronic malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies
  2. Prioritizes projects that are innovative, sustainable and integrated and/or collocated with complementary interventions addressing other determinants of chronic malnutrition


UNITLIFE’s updated model was announced by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, during the One Planet Summit on 12 December 2017 in Paris. UNITLIFE constitutes the 6th commitment of this Summit. 


UNITLIFE contributes to 11 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 2 “Zero Hunger”, SDG 5 “Gender Equality”, and SDG 13 “Climate Action”. 


UNITLIFE’s Secretariat is hosted by UNCDF


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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 3,000,000  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 8,480  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   3,008,480
Transferred to Participating Organizations 500,000  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 30,000  
Direct Cost 2,430,000  
Bank Charges 17  
Total use of funds   2,960,017
Balance with Administrative Agent   48,463
As a percentage of deposits   1.6%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 2,930,000  
Total resources   2,930,000
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 2,268,303  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     2,268,303
Balance with Participating Organizations   661,697
As a percentage of transfers   22.6%
Total Balance of Funds   710,159
As a percentage of deposits   23.7%
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For Programme and Managment Issues

Fund Secretariat

  • Mr. Xavier Michon,
  • Ms. Assia Sidibe,
  • Ms. Elisa Desbordes Cisse,
  • Ms. Kristina Ptitsyna,
  • Ms. Anna Kourula,
  • Ms. Yulia Li,

For Fund Administrative Agent Issues

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


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