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UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture - How to contribute to the Fund

Governments, non-governmental organizations and other private or public entities as well as individuals can contribute to the Fund. For information on how to contribute, you are kindly requested to contact the secretariat of the Fund.

The General Assembly and the Board have urged donors to increase their contributions, if possible, in order to provide the Board with the resources to meet the growing needs of torture victims and the members of their families.

Donors are invited to contribute annually to the Fund before the session of the Board in October of each year.

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The Torture Fund: mandate and activities

What the Fund is

What the Fund does


List of grantees 2013 (PDF)

Reporting on the activities of the Fund

Interpretation of Torture in the Light of the Practice and Jurisprudence of International Bodies (PDF)

CAT: Adopted general comment No. 3 on article 14 of the Convention

Newly- adopted Council resolution on torture rehabilitation 22/21

How to apply to the Fund

Call for 2015 applications
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Emergency applications
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Who can apply

The grants cycle

On-line application System (GMS)

Revised version : Guidelines of the Fund for the use of applicants and Grantees

Compliance with the Guidelines of the Fund for Use of Applicants and Grantees: Matrix of follow-up action

Other Sources of Funding

How to report to the Fund

For all beneficiaries the release of the grant is subject to:

Satisfactory submission of a revised and detailed budget adjusted to the amount awarded through the online Grant Management System GMS

Finance questionnaire Form (Word)
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Updated Banking details Form (PDF) also available through the online Grant Management System GMS

Upon receipt of the grant, beneficiaries are requested to fill in and sign the receipt form:

Acknowledge receipt form (Word)

First time applicant:

All first-time grantees and emergency grantees are requested to submit an Interim F & N report on the use of the first instalment and/or first six months of the implementation of the project

User's Manual for report (PDF)

How to contribute to the Torture Fund
Forthcoming events

38th session of the Board of Trustees: Geneva, 30 September - 4 October 2013

39th Session of the Board of Trustees: Geneva, 10 to 14 March 2014

40th Session of the Board of Trustees: Geneva, 29 September to 3 October 2014

30th anniversary of the Fund
Feature stories
Past observances
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