The UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations.
Over the past 12 years, UNDEF has supported more than 780 projects in over 120 countries at a total amount of almost US$190 million. UNDEF provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project.
UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of eight main areas:
Rule of law and human rights
Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
Islamabad, 10 December 2018: Students at the COMSATS University in Islamabad observed the Human Rights Day with thematic messages of peace, tolerance, harmony, co-existence and respect for human rights.
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his video message highlighted that human rights are universal and eternal and called on all the people to stand up for human rights — for everyone, everywhere. Continue reading →
“Scholarship does good. Students deliver goods. Nowhere has this combination worked more effectively, indeed dramatically, than in university engagement with the SDGs.”
– Ramu Damodaran, Chief of UNAI
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) launched the SDG Hubs: an initiative that brings together 17 UNAI members, each devoted to promoting one of the SDGs. These institutions have been designated for three-year renewable terms and will serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI network.
For SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (Quetta) has been designated as SDG Hub.