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Resource Mobilization

Resource Mobilization Strategy

Resource Mobilization in UNECE aims to mobilize extrabudgetary resources to support the implementation of the mandated UNECE programme of work, in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Plan. Given that resource mobilization is an institutional responsibility, the strategy outlines the responsibilities of both the Secretariat and member States  for its implementation.

UNECE - Resource Mobilization Strategy

Governance Measures

In the Work Plan on the UNECE Reform adopted in December 2005, the Commission requested that “Any change in resources (both regular budget and extrabudgetary) materializing after the adoption of the programme budget by the General Assembly shall be presented to the Executive Committee for approval.” Since 2006, UNECE has undertaken continuous efforts to improve the efficiency and transparency of the management of extrabudgetary contributions in UNECE.

Governance Measures for the Management of Extrabudgetary Contributions

Funding of UNECE priorities

UNECE is funded through the regular budget of the United Nations For the biennium 2016-2017, such support totalled US$64,8 million. For the biennium 2018-2019, the estimated regular budget support amounts US$64.3 million, representing a decrease of 0.8%.

 UNECE activities are complimented by voluntary contributions, also referred to as extrabudgetary contributions. For the biennium 2016-2017, extrabudgetary contributions totalled US$28,7 million. For the biennium 2018-2019, UNECE estimated extrabudgetary in US$34.5 million.

In 2016, Member States remained the largest contributors, providing 60.5% of the total extrabudgetary resources. Intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations contributed 28.6% of all extrabudgetary resources, and the European Commission provided 10.9%.

Extrabudgetary contributions by category in 2016

The top ten bilateral donors (Russian Federation, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Italy, Norway, France, Netherlands, United States of America and Austria) accounted for 79.9% of all voluntary contributions from member States. The Russian Federation was the largest donor country, providing US$1,346,655 in 2016.

Donor Profiles













Russian Federation




United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United States of America

Donor Meetings

Thursday 6 April 2017, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

 - Annotated Agenda

- Presentation of the projects

- 2016 Achievements

- UNECE First Donor Meeting Minutes


UNECE Flagship Projects 2017

- Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

- Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings

- Forests of the Future

- Green Living Goes East

- For FITS tool for emissions reduction in transport

- Improving poverty measurement in UNECE

- Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide

- United Nations Framework Classification

- Women's Economic Empowerment

- UNECE 2018-2019 Strategic Framework