Facts and figures

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Statistics on the support provided by the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund (1st January 2014 -9 September 2019)

Since it became operational on 1st January 2014, the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund has supported:

  • 143 Delegates and Fellows (89 women, 54 men)
  • Coming from 71 of the 72 LDCs/SIDS  (35 from Africa, 22 from Asia and the Pacific, 14 from the Caribbean and Latin America).

All the 14 LDCs and SIDS of the Caribbean and Latin America have been supported at least once by the Trust Fund (milestone reached in June 2017)

All the 22 LDCs and SIDS of the Asia and the Pacific have been supported at least once by the Trust Fund (milestone reached in March 2018)

35 of the 36 LDCs and SIDS of Africa have been supported at least once by the Trust Fund.

Some facts

Fact 1:
For 95 per cent, LDCs/SIDS beneficiary delegates supported by the Trust Fund, it was their first time participating in an HRC regular session though they are responsible for the HRC in their respective countries.

Fact 2:
134 of the 143 Beneficiary delegates supported by the Trust Fund were based in their respective capitals at the time of their participation. The 9 others were based in their Permanent Missions in New York.

Fact 3:
One of the women delegates who was supported by the Trust Fund was visually impaired

Fact 4:
All the SIDS without a Permanent Mission in Geneva have been supported at least once by the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund

Fact 5:
Since 2016, all beneficiary delegates and fellows of the Trust Fund have been requested to undertake the E-learning tool on the HRC prior to participating in the LDCs/SIDS s Programmes.

In June 2016, the Secretariat of the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund launched the first online training tool on the HRC and its mechanisms for LDCs/SIDS government officials working in the field of human rights.

This online course which was developed, as mandated by  HRC resolution 19/26,  is free of charge, interactive, accessible and gender aware. The E-learning tool is available in English and French and "offline"  (USB keys can be delivered upon request of LDCs/SIDS. Since its launch, in 2016, around 300 persons have taken the course.

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