General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on
The World Solidarity Fund is modelled on the Tunisian
National Solidarity Fund, which was set up by President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
in December 1992. Known throughout
The World Solidarity Fund is designed to facilitate implementation of the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015. It operates as a UNDP Trust Fund and contributions are voluntary in nature. In particular, it seeks to encourage contributions from the private sector, relevant institutions, foundations and individuals as recommended in the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Once resources are made available to the Fund, developing countries will be invited to submit poverty alleviation projects for consideration. Initiatives from community-based organizations and small private sector entities received through Governments of developing countries are also eligible for financing.
In order to be effective, it is important to increase awareness about the World Solidarity Fund, as well as the success of the Tunisian Fund on which it is modelled, and to implement a successful strategy to mobilize sufficient resources from the private sector, civil society, individuals and governments.
The website for the Tunisian lobby for the World Solidarity Fund.