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The United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery- What the Fund is


The Secretariat is pleased to announce that the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery (UNVFCFS) will accept requests for funding from 15 January to 1 March 2017, for regular grants that will be used between 1 January and 31 December 2018. Requests for funding received after the deadline will not be considered. Apply now



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“The United Nations Slavery Fund provides assistance each year to thousands of people who have experienced some form of slavery. It is a privilege to meet both the people concerned and the organisations that provide the assistance to them, located in every continent of the world. All of them give me the same message: that more assistance is needed. In a world where we believe the actual number of victims in need of our assistance to be in the tens of millions, the assistance provided by the Slavery Fund is only a drop in the ocean, but a very welcome drop to those who benefit”. 

Mike Dottridge
Trustee of the Voluntary Trust Fund on
Contemporary Forms of Slavery

The Fund assists individuals, whose human rights have been severely violated as a result of modern slavery. It provides direct humanitarian, legal and financial assistance to victims through grants awarded to non-governmental organisations.

Since its establishment by the General Assembly in 1991 (resolution 46/122), the Slavery Fund has supported more than 400 organizations in 95 countries, providing rehabilitation and assistance to thousands of victims.

Small-sized grants are awarded yearly on a competitive basis, and may be renewed if conditions are met. A call for proposals is issued every year in January.

The Fund is managed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the advice of a Board of Trustees composed of independent experts from the five world regions. The Board meets once a year to determine priorities, review policies and adopt recommendations on grants.

Between June and December, the OHCHR Support Team to the UN Slavery Fund analyses new applications as well as narrative, financial and audit reports on the use of previous grants. It also organizes pre-screening visits to project of new applicants and monitoring visits to the Fund’s grantees.

The recommendations on grants adopted by the Board of Trustees in December are transmitted to the Secretary-General for his approval. As a rule, grants are disbursed in the first months of the following year.

For more information about the Fund download the flyer in E | F | S (PDF).

Download the brochure of the Fund click here (PDF).


Information on the Slavery Fund

Overview

General information

Mission Statement of the Fund
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Download the Fund's flyer in E | F | S (PDF)


The Human Faces of Modern Slavery in E (PDF)


Download the brochure of the Fund in E (PDF)


Feature stories
How to apply/How to report to the Fund

2018 call for applications open NOW!
E | F | S

How to apply

How to contribute to the Fund
Slavery-related documents
Past slavery-related events
Useful links
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