UN Democracy fund

  • India has no objections to the Fund giving grants to NGOs funded by George Soros, while he is put on the watchlist in India.


  • UNDEF was created by UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan in 2005 as a UN General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world.
  • It funds projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage participation of all groups in democratic processes.
  • UNDEF subsists entirely on voluntary contributions from Governments.
  • Composition:
    • The Advisory Board, constituted by the Secretary General, includes eight largest Member State contributors and six other states to reflect diverse geographical representation.
    • India has been a member of the Board since the beginning.
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