Call for Applications 2019: United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

Deadline: 1 March 2018 Applications are open for the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT) which is a unique and universal humanitarian tool available to the UN and OHCHR providing direct assistance to victims of torture and their family members wherever torture occurs. The Fund aims at healing the physical and psychological consequences of torture on victims and their families, and thus restoring their dignity and role in the society. Grants may only be awarded to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for United Nations Journalism Fellowships!

Deadline: 12 March 2018 The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2018 fellowship program. The fellowship program serves to maintain and expand the essential partnership between the U.N. and the media, a partnership that promotes human rights, freedom and development. Eligibility Criteria The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists fellowships are open to individuals who: Are native to one of … [Read more...]

UNAOC’s Youth Solidarity Fund: Supporting Youth-Led Organizations to Promote Peace and Prevent Violent Extremism

Deadline: 16 February 2018 The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to announce its Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) to support youth-led civil society organizations, with a particular focus on the role of young people in promoting peace and in preventing violent extremism. This call is open to organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and … [Read more...]

UNESCO seeks Nominations for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2018

UNESCO invites governmental and non-governmental entities, civil society actors and individuals active in strengthening foundations for peace and tolerance to propose candidates for the 2018 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence. The closing date for submissions is 30 April 2018 at midnight CET. In recognition of a lifelong devotion to communal harmony and peace, the Prize bears the name of its benefactor Madanjeet Singh, who was a UNESCO Goodwill … [Read more...]

Positive Action Challenges: Reducing New HIV Infection in Children

Positive Action Challenges is inviting applications for replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections in children to less than 40,000 by 2018 and 20,000 by 2020. Concept note deadline is 23:59 GMT 15th February whereas full application deadline is 23:59 GMT 29th March. Prize amounts to $100,000 and to be divided between 4 winners. Eligibility Requirements and Restrictions: Positive … [Read more...]

UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2018!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 UNESCO is currently inviting governmental and non-governmental entities, civil society actors and individuals active in strengthening foundations for peace and tolerance to propose candidates for the 2018 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence. The purpose of the Prize is to reward individuals, institutions and other entities or non-governmental organizations that have made exceptional contributions and demonstrated leadership in … [Read more...]

IDRC/ACIAR Call for Concept Notes: Cultivate Africa’s Future Phase 2 (CultiAF-2)

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have announced a competitive call for concept notes under the second phase of the Cultivate Africa's Future Fund (CultiAF-2). This call will support cutting edge applied field and/or laboratory research projects with the potential to generate high impact and innovative results with particular impact on the food insecure and poor in eligible … [Read more...]

South Korea Pledges $2 million to Support UNDP’s Youth Empowerment Initiative in Darfur

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Sudanese Ministry of International Cooperation and Ministry of Youth and Sports have concluded an agreement on supporting Youth Volunteers programme in Darfur. According to a joint statement by the UNDP and the Embassy of South Korea, the government of South Korea is contributing $2 million in support of UNDP youth empowerment activities in Darfur over the next two years (2018-2019). This will enable … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for United Nations Public Service Awards!

Deadline: 7 February 2018 Nominations are open for United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) to recognize excellence in public service at the global level. The purpose of the UNPSA is to promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the SDGs and the principle to leave no one behind, which is at the core of the 2030 Agenda. It takes into account the various levels of development of countries while reflecting the universal nature of the … [Read more...]

UNDP/South Sudan Call for Proposals: Inviting CSOs/NGOs for Peace and Community Cohesion (PaCC) Project

Deadline: 29 January 2018 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Sudan is currently seeking proposals for its Peace and Community Cohesion (PaCC) project that aims to support communities to reduce violence, improve community security and strengthen social cohesion. Main project initiatives include strengthening local-level peace structures, rebuilding broken relations, fostering reconciliation and providing a conducive environment for national and local-level dialogue and … [Read more...]

OPCFHK Invites Proposals with Measurable Conservation Outcomes

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCFHK) is seeking for proposals with measurable conservation outcomes. Funding application proposals are required to be submitted via the online application portal. Applicants are advised to leave sufficient time to familarise with the new portal and ensure application can be submitted prior to the application deadline i.e. January 31, 2018. Funding priority will be given to threatened Asian species listed in the IUCN Red List categories of Critically … [Read more...]

Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Green Economy Program: A Press Tour to the UK for Russian Journalists

Deadline: 26 January 2018 Applications are open for "Green Economy: A Press Tour to the UK for Russian Journalists" that is provided by the Reporting Climate Change Program. In February, beginning journalists from Russia are offered the opportunity to visit the UK as part of a press tour. As the processes of globalization accelerate, societies in Russia and the UK face similar challenges. The Foundation's press tours are organized in order to help representatives of these two countries … [Read more...]

CFC Invites Applications for Support of Commodity Development Activities

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is inviting applications for support of commodity development activities in its member countries. This is the twelfth call for interested parties to submit proposals which opened on 1 January 2018 and will close on 15 April 2018. Early submission of proposals is encouraged and is highly appreciated. CFC supports activities which promote the contribution of the commodity sector to achieving the SDGs in CFC member countries including the following … [Read more...]

UNDP/Belize Call for Proposals: Inviting NGOs for GF Small Grants Fund 2018

Deadline: 2 February 2018 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking proposals for its GF Small Grants Fund 2018 with an aim to cover a range of areas related to promoting and protecting the human rights of people living with HIV and TB, key populations, including men who have sex with men, sex workers, and transgender. The small grants are expected to include capacity building activities to enable CBOs and/or relevant government ministries to be sustainable in their … [Read more...]

United States Department of State, Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Deadline: 7 February 2018 The United States Department of State, Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration (PRM), is currently inviting concept notes for its NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Projects are encouraged to allow for support of other refugee populations, including Africa refugees and Palestinian refugees from Syria.  With the exception of Iraq, concept note activities are restricted to beneficiaries living … [Read more...]

Common Fund for Commodities: 12th Call for Proposals for Support of Commodity Development

Deadline: 15 April 2018 Common Fund for Commodities is seeking proposals for support of Commodity development activities in its member countries. The CFC is an intergovernmental foundation investing in organisations and enterprises pursuing SDG Agenda in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. … [Read more...]

UN Allocates Largest Ever Emergency Fund

The United Nations relief chief has approved the largest-ever emergency relief allocation – $50 million – amid concerns that the humanitarian catastrophe in the war-raved country is being made worse by the recent increase in fighting and airstrikes. He announced that the funding would rapidly bolster the response for some 22 million people in Yemen who need humanitarian assistance, including more than eight million who are “a step away from famine.” According to the UN Emergency Relief … [Read more...]

Applications Open for UN SDG Action Challenge Awards!

Deadline: 15 January 2018 The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is inviting applications for its  Challenge Awards that recognize outstanding achievements and innovative efforts to promote action on the sustainable developments goals. The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member States on advocacy and public engagement in the SDG … [Read more...]

Iraq: UNFPA-Generations For Peace Collaborates to Train Youth Leaders

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq and Generations For Peace have launched a new partnership to support transformational leadership training for youth leaders from six cities in Iraq. The partnership is UNFPA’s first-ever support to Generations For Peace. The collaboration aims at training youth leaders in transformational leadership, to prepare them to lead trust-building activities in their own communities to overcome conflict and foster social cohesion and resilience as … [Read more...]

UNICEF Calls On Nations to Join Fight For the Survival Of Newborns

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life. Nearly 386,000 babies would have been born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions. UNICEF's Chief of Health Stefan Peterson said, “This New Year, UNICEF's resolution is to help give every child more than an hour, more than a day, more than a month – more than survival.” The agency reported that Kiribati's Christmas Island … [Read more...]