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United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security

In March 1999, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Secretariat launched the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS). The UNTFHS, open to UN agencies, started its activities under the management of the UN Controller. However, with no conceptual framework initially available, the majority of funding was directed towards developmental concerns including key thematic areas such as health, education, agriculture and small scale infrastructure development.

At the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000, the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called upon the world community to advance the twin goals of "freedom from want" and "freedom from fear". As a contribution to this effort, an independent Commission on Human Security (CHS) was established. After two years of deliberation, the Commission submitted its final report, entitled Human Security Now, to the UN Secretary-General in May 2003.

Based on the recommendations of the CHS, the Advisory Board on Human Security (ABHS) was created to among others promote human security and advise the Secretary-General on the management of the UNTFHS. The ABHS held its first meeting on 16 September 2003 and, based on the final report of the CHS, agreed on new priorities for the UNTFHS.



Contributions to UNHCR
2011 Contributions chart
Contributions since 2000
More info 837,296
As at 9 December 2013
2011 678,321
2009 1,951,625
2008 1,986,284
2007 1,060,273
2006 789,827
2005 326,542
2004 789,153
2003 2,058,657
2002 0
2001 1,250,000
2000 0