Funding facts

There are three sources of funding for UN Environment:

  • Regular Budget supports the functions of the Secretariat, including the Governing Bodies
  • Environment Fund the core fund which supports the essential capacity needed for the balanced and efficient delivery of UN Environment's work
  • Earmarked Contributions complement the core fund and enables replication and expansion of the core work 




A global, shared responsibility calls for an increased investment in UN Environment. It is our aim to increase our core as well as softly earmarked funding to ensure we have sufficient resources for the effective and balanced delivery of the Programme of Work and Medium-Term Strategy, as approved by all Member States.

In 2017, a new Resource Mobilisation Strategy was developed to ensure adequate funding is available for the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategy and Programmes of Work 2018-2021. The new strategy aims to broaden the base of funding partners as well as increase the core resources, majority of which currently come from Member States.  

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