Funding and Donor Updates
Schoolchildren, Pyongyang, DPRK
UNICEF's programme of cooperation in the DPRK is funded from three different sources. UNICEF Regular Resources provide around US$ 1 million per year. Funding can be sort from donors for other parts of the regular programme up to US$3 million per year. UNICEF also participates in the annual Consolidated Interagency Appeal and this year has appealed for US$12,096,000.
The operation has never been fully funded forcing much hard prioritization. For instance, the essential drugs project now only provides six very vital medicines to health institutions around the country. In 2002, UNICEF's full programme budget from all sources amounted to US$9.5 million.
During 2001-2003, UNICEF has received contributions from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, the European Commission Humanitarian Office, Kiwanis International, Diakonie, Caritas Hong Kong, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control, and the UNICEF Committees in Germany, the Republic of Korea and the USA.
UNICEF is very grateful for these important contributions but does badly need additional funding to provide essential humanitarian assistance to the children of the DPRK and to move towards development, thus preparing the way for an eventual exit from the ongoing emergency.
Contributions to UNICEF are managed by its Programme Funding Office (PFO) in New York. The PFO's contact details are given below.
Programme Funding Office
3 UN Plaza
New York, NY10017
Phone: +1 212 326 7009
Fax: +1 212 326 7165