United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture - Financial situation of the Fund

The UN Torture Fund does not receive contributions from the UN Regular Budget or the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Voluntary contributions are made mainly by Member States of the United Nations. Private foundations and individuals contribute as well currently, to a symbolic extent (less than 1%).

In line with UN Rules and Regulations Programme support costs, i.e. overheads, are kept at a minimum, and do not exceed 13% on a yearly basis. Such costs include staffing and equipment. Due to the funding cycle, contributions received in a calendar year are used in the following year, as the Board meets every October to award grants for the following year.

The historical evolution of contributions to the UN Torture Fund since its creation is charted below.

Contributions 2012-2020

Contributions 1982-2012