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The UN Capital Development Fund was established in 1966 by the UN General Assembly

It is an autonomous, voluntarily funded UN organization, affiliated with the UN Development Programme.

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History of UNCDF

Assist developing countries in the development of their economies by supplementing existing sources of capital assistance by means of grants and loans

UN General Assembly Resolution 2186, 13 December 1966

UN General Assembly Resolutions

These UNGA resolutions establish the founding framework for UNCDF and the work it carries out

GA 1521 — 15/12/1960

The UN General Assembly decides, in principle, that a United Nations capital development fund should be established.


GA 2042 — 08/12/1965

The UN General Assembly resolves to ensure the beginning of the operations of a United Nations capital development fund at an early date.


GA 2186 — 13/12/1966

The UN General Assembly decides to bring into operation the UN Capital Development Fun as an organ of the General Assembly, as an autonomous organization within the UN.


GA 2321 — 15/12/1967

The UN Secretary-General is invited to ask the Administrator of UNDP to administer UNCDF by performing the functions of the Managing Director.


GA 3122 — 13/12/1973

The UN General Assembly decides on the feasibility of using the United Nations Capital Development Fund first and foremost for the least developed among the developing countries.


GA 3249 — 15/12/1974

The UN General Assembly invites all countries, especially those developed countries which have not so far contributed to UNCDF, to provide substantial voluntary contributions to the Fund so as to make it fully operative and effective.


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A unique mandate and focus on the LDCs

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to invest in infrastructure and human development to build institutions, establish market systems, support entrepreneurship, harness the potential of youth and achieve basic standards of living for all.

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