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UN Democracy Fund: Call for Proposals

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy. Project proposals may be submitted on-line between15 November 2009 and 31 December 2010athttp://www.un.org/democracyfund, where applicants can also find guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned fromprevious rounds.

This is the Fifth Round of Funding to be launched by UNDEF, which provides grants of up to US$500,000 per project. In four Rounds of Funding so far, UNDEF has supported more than 330 projects in 115 countries at a total amount of US$93 million.

Applications are subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process, with about 3% of all applications approved for funding. Projects are two years long and fall under one or more of six main areas:

• Community development

• Rule of law and human rights

• Tools for democratization

• Women

• Youth

• Media

Those who plan to apply are strongly encouraged to visit this page as soon as possible to familiarize themselves with what is required.

For further information, clickhere.

For information in French, clickhere.

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