Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund
OverviewHuman Rights Mainstreaming Fund
The Human Rights Mainstreaming Multi-Donor Trust Fund (HRM Fund) supports UN Development System (UNDS) efforts to respond to the call by Member States for UNDS entities to assist countries in their efforts to respect and fulfill human rights obligations and commitments, including operationalizing the 2030 Agenda pledge to leave no one behind. Leveraging opportunities presented by the UNDS repositioning, the Fund enables the empowered, independent UN Resident Coordinators and new generation UN Country Teams to advance the values of the UN Charter and ensure that human rights are at the heart of implementing the 2030 Agenda through coherent, system-wide policies and coordinated inter-agency action at all levels.
- Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund Consolidated Annual Progress Report 2022
- Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund Consolidated Financial Report 2021
- Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund Certified Financial Statement (Sources and Uses of Funds) 2021
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The work of the Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund are possible thanks to the generous contributions by public and private sector partners
The work of the Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund is possible thanks to the efforts of . These resources are pooled and channelled to participating organizations to promote joint action and multi-stakeholder partnerships, making a difference on the ground.
OverviewPartner organizations receiving funding
The HRM Fund builds on the investments in the United Nations development system (UNDS), including the resident coordinator system and agencies, funds, and programmes of the UNSDG. Aligned with the UN Charter and the responsibilities and mandates of the UNDS, the vision of the Fund contributes towards the achievement of Member State expectations of the repositioned UNDS in supporting countries to implement the 2030 Agenda and their efforts to respect and fulfil their human rights obligations and commitments under international law, as a critical tool to operationalize the pledge to leave no one behind through implementation of human rights, as outlined in relevant resolutions of the General Assembly including the 2020 QCPR. Investments in the HRM Fund will contribute towards the achievement of the Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Human Rights and “Our Common Agenda” (launched in 2021).
Contributions to the multi-year appeal are Official Development Assistance (ODA)-eligible. Donors can therefore meet their voluntary targets when pledging funds to the HRM Fund. The channel code for reporting is 41401 (the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office).
|The UN development system contributes to a society where all people enjoy their human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as the right to development and the right to a healthy environment without discrimination and are empowered to be active partners in development in accordance with the 2030 Agenda and its promise to leave no one behind.|
To support the UNDS, particularly the country level, to fully integrate human rights in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, putting people at the centre of development and systematically applying a human rights-based approach, including through the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Human Rights.
|Human rights are at the core of UN development system work at all levels, resident coordinators and UN country teams build the capacities of duty bearers and strive to empower rights holders as active agents in development and will uphold their inherent dignity and rights to ensure no one is left behind.|
Key Result Areas of the Multiyear Results Framework 2022-2025
Output 1: Policy coherence, thought leadership and knowledge management on human rights in development (thematic area: global level)
Output 2: RCs and UNCTs apply HRBA at the core of their work, including to further the implementation of the call to action for human rights (thematic area: UNCT)
Output 3: Increased number of human rights advisers (HRAs) supporting RCs and UNCTs to put human rights at the centre of their work (thematic area: HRA)
Output 4: With support of RCs and UNCTs, governments and NHRIs have stronger capacities to engage with human rights (HR) mechanisms and integrate HR in development, and human rights defenders, civil society and communities have strengthened capacity and platforms (Thematic area: UNCT partners)
For more details, see the HRM Fund Appeal 2022-2025
The HRM Fund is managed by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives at senior, decision-making level from up to six Participating Organizations which have signed the MOU, with OHCHR to serve as the Chair. The Steering Committee sets the strategic direction of the Fund, reviews funding proposals and approves allocations. The Administrative Agent and Secretariat are ex-officio members of the Steering Committee. DCO participates in the Steering Committee in an observer capacity.
The Secretariat provides operational coordination and technical support to the HRM Fund. It is hosted by the UN Development Coordination Office (DCO) to facilitate the Secretariat’s support to inter-agency coordination, institutional linkages between the Fund and the UNSDG and its working mechanisms, and the coordination of, support to, and communication with, RCs and UNCTs and Regional UNSDG structures as required to achieve the Fund’s objectives. The Secretariat provides overall coordination and facilitation support to the Steering Committee, Participating UN Organizations, and the Administrative Agent.
The Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office is the Administrative Agent for the HRM Fund. It handles the receipt, administration and management of contributions from donors, disbursement of funds to Participating Organizations, and consolidation and dissemination of progress reports to the donors.
Participating United Nations Organizations
UN Organizations that participate in the Fund sign a standard memorandum of understanding with the Administrative Agent. Operating under their own financial regulations, rules and policies, each organization assumes full financial and programmatic accountability for the funds disbursed to it by the Administrative Agent and for implementing the project. Participating Organizations provide financial and narrative progress reports to the Administrative Agent on their activities, as described in the memorandum of understanding.
Current participating organizations are: OHCHR, UNDP, ILO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN Women, and UNICEF.
The work of is possible thanks to the efforts of contributors. Since together they have contributed . In the annual contributions amounted to .
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FinancialsProjects by Country
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ProjectsHuman Rights Mainstreaming Fund
Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund is currently supporting count_projects ongoing projectscount_globalInterregional and count_countries country-specific. This table shows the most recently approved ongoing projects.
All project financial information can be found in the Financials section, including delivery analysis by organization, theme and project; project financial status by country and by theme.
Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund
Contributions to trust funds administered by the MPTF Office are pooled with other partner resources to achieve greater impact and leverage the SDGs. This map provides a geographical breakdown of all investments.
* The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations or UNDP concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
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Human Rights Mainstreaming Fund Steering...
Strengthening Investments to Leave No On...
Human Rights and Voluntary National Revi...
Readout of the Briefing on Human Rights ...
Operationalizing Leaving No One Behind
UN Good Practices: How the Universal Per...
HRM Fund Factsheet
DocumentsFund level reports
ContactsPoints of contact
Policy and Programme
Brianna Harrison, Human Rights Policy Specialist, Head of Human Rights Mainstreaming Trust Fund Secretariat, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Romina Sta.Clara, Programme Specialist, Human Rights Mainstreaming Trust Fund Secretariat, Email: email@example.com
Fund Administrative Agent
Mari Matsumoto, Senior Portfolio Manager, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Ababio, Finance Associate, Email: email@example.com