Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights
The Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights was established in 1987 by the Secretary General. It is funded from voluntary contributions and provides technical cooperation to countries upon Government's request. Projects are implemented within the framework of the Technical Cooperation Programme, administered by the High Commissioner for Human Rights/Centre for Human Rights. A Board of Trustees was created in 1993 to assist in fund-raising and to provide expert advice and support for the Voluntary Fund. Members are appointed by the Secretary-General for three years and are chosen for their independence and wide experience in the field of human rights and technical cooperation.
Mandate of the Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation