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Press Releases, 7/15/2014 | Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs grants 27.5 million euros to 28 International Non-Governmental Organisations

Press release 165/2014
15 July 2014

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has made a decision to grant a total of EUR 27.5 million to 28 International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) for their development cooperation efforts.  A Call for Proposals for INGO support was announced in April earlier this year. The Ministry received a total of 125 applications seeking funding for approximately EUR 130 million.

The majority of proposals received, among the topical pre-determined 10 themes, were linked to promotion of human rights and democracy, peace-building, and strengthening of civil society. Geographically focused projects were sought for initiatives in North Africa and the Middle East as well as Vietnam. Other themes, under which programs will be supported, include. i.a., domestic resource mobilisation, sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as, planetary resilience and ecological sustainability.

The development cooperation funds channeled through International Non-Governmental Organisations will realize 29 development projects around the globe or provide core funding to organisations that work on these thematic fields. These partner INGOs will carry out advocacy and campaign work, and provide know-how and services in developing countries.

At the core of the cooperation between the Ministry and these organisations lie the uniformity of goals as per Finland's Development Policy and the strong expertise of the organisations. This funding to International Non-Governmental Organisations is one of the means through which the Ministry seeks to complement the implementation of Foreign and Development Policy of Finland.

INGO Call for Proposals 2014, list of grant recipients:
Action Aid Vietnam
Arias Foundation
Center for Economic and Social Rights
CIVICUS (World Alliance for Citizen Participation)
CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness
Danish Refugee Council
Financial Transparency Coalition
Handicap International
High Level Task Force for ICPD
International Alert
International Peace Institute
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
International Commission of Jurists
International Disability Alliance
International Federation for Human Rights
International Institute for Sustainable Development
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Minority Rights Group International
Parliamentarians for Global Action
PEN International
Transparency International
Women's World Banking
World Young Women's Christian Association

More information:

Additional information: Sara Stenroos, First Secretary, Unit for Non-Governmental Organisations, tel.  +358 295 351 518
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