Regular Resources (RR) or Core Resources are the most flexible contribution for UNICEF. As non-earmarked funds, these are not destined to any specific programme or activity, and can consequently be easily shifted towards areas of growing priority or to fill gaps as required.
This funding ensures continuity of services vital for UNICEF to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet the basic needs of children, and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Steady and predictable core funding allows UNICEF to react quickly to new challenges through surges in emergency response, as well as provide seed capital with which to develop innovative approaches in delivering programmes.
|Achieving the equity agenda through the contribution of non-earmarked funding.|
Achievements funded by RR in 2011
Health: In Africa alone UNICEF ensured that some 39 million children were vaccinated against meningitis, 14.5 million households were given insecticide-treated nets, and 11.5 million rapid diagnostic tests were distributed in more than 30 countries to prevent malaria.
In 2011, 74 per cent of RR was allocated to programme assistance by country and regional offices to promote and realize the rights of children and women around the world, while 16 per cent was allocated to programme support and 10 per cent was apportioned for management and administration. For more details, see the annual Report on Regular Resources.