Partnerships and Funding



The challenges of today and the transformative change needed to achieve sustainable development require collective action from multiple actors. The Sustainable Development Goals expand opportunities for partnerships and engagement with a much wider group of stakeholders, private sector, foundations, philanthropists and civil society in general.

Voluntary contributions from Member States, multilateral organizations, private sector and other sources comprise the bulk, approximately 95 per cent, of UNODC funding in support of the Organization's work associated to drug control and crime prevention.

Voluntary contributions, mainly from Member States, are growing and are primarily earmarked for global, and regional/country programmes or specific UNODC mandated areas.

Predictable and adequate funding remains a challenge for UNODC to support the 2030 Agenda and address the growing demands of Member States in their efforts to overcome the challenges posed by organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking and the associated health and societal consequences.

To diversify its funding sources, UNODC started to actively expand its partnership base. It does so with the fact in mind that the availability of non-earmarked resources to the UNODC General Purpose Fund is crucial to enhance programme and results-based management, research, support to technical norms and standards for Member States, policy guidance and strategic direction.

In support of SDG 17, UNODC is strongly committed to strengthen global partnerships to achieve the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda, bringing together national governments, international partners, civil society, the private sector and other actors. Therefore, UNODC's broadening partnership base is not only focused on keeping existing public partners, but in exploring new ones and in effectively engaging private sector and civil society.