The Unforgotten sends 2% of its annual budget as a donation to UN Charities to support the UN’s development and humanitarian work. Adequately funding UN Charities is essential to achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The 192 member countries of the United Nations contribute towards the UN Budget. Part of these contributions are an assessment. Part are voluntary. Contributions towards the UN’s Development and Humanitarian Budget are voluntary.
The assessments cover funding for the General Assembly, the Secretariat, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice (this is referred to as the UN’s Regular Budget). Assessments also cover the Peacekeeping Budget, paying for the military operations of the Security Council. Assessments are based on each country’s ability to pay (based on factors such as national income and population).
However, contributions to the UN’s Development and Humanitarian Budget are optional. As such, the UN Charities rely on donations from philanthropists like you!
The Unforgotten is part of a global network of charities working towards the UN Millennium Development Goals. A small part of your donation to The Unforgotten also supports the work of these well-renowned UN charities.
Also, please consider making a donation directly to a UN Charity :
The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting global hunger. WFP provides food assistance to over 80 million people in 82 countries. They give hope to communities affected by natural disaster, refugees surviving conflict and families living in extreme poverty.
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supports rapid life-saving humanitarian responses for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict.
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in the areas of sustainable development, democratic governance and peace-building, and climate and disaster resilience.
The objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication.
Administered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking facilitates actual, on-the-ground humanitarian, legal and financial aid to victims of trafficking through a range of avenues, including governmental, inter-governmental and civil society organizations.
UNRWA human development and humanitarian services provides assistance to Palestine refugees in the form of primary and vocational education, primary health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance and emergency response, including in situations of armed conflict.
For more information about the United Nations please visit their website: www.un.org