A donor situation that limits or directs the purpose for which a contribution may be used.
- Unrestricted contributions: No limitations on the use of funds.
- Regional/subregional earmarking: Broadly earmarked contributions towards a region (e.g. Africa) or subregion (e.g. West Africa) and towards Headquarters, Global Programmes and the Operational Reserve. Broadly earmarked contributions for supplementary programmes that cover more than one country, i.e. at subregional or regional level for a specific situation (e.g. Somalia situation).
- Thematic earmarking: Contributions that are earmarked for a specific theme at the subregional level or higher. Aligned with the key themes identified in the Global Strategic Priorities: protection policy; registration, profiling and documentation; security from sexual and gender-based violence; child protection; basic health care; education; livelihoods; and durable solutions.
- Country earmarking: Contributions that are earmarked for a specific country without any further limitations. Broadly earmarked contributions for supplementary programmes that cover only one country.
- Sector earmarking: Contributions that are earmarked at the country, regional or global levels for specific sectors and/or activities. All in-kind contributions and staff-related contributions, including JPOs, consultants and secondees, fall under this category.TOP
Legal provisions that deny the benefits of international protection to people who would otherwise satisfy the criteria for refugee status. In the 1951 Convention, the exclusion clauses are found in Articles 1D, 1E and 1F. These clauses apply to the following categories:
• individuals who are receiving protection or assistance from UN agencies other than UNHCR;
• individuals who possess the rights and obligations attached to the possession of nationality of their country of residence;
• individuals in respect of whom there are serious reasons for considering that they have committed a crime against peace, a war crime, a crime against humanity, a serious non-political crime, or acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the UN.TOP
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme (ExCom)
The Committee charged with approving UNHCR’s assistance programmes, advising the High Commissioner on the exercise of his/her functions and overseeing the Office’s finances and administration. ExCom is composed of representatives of 87 States with a demonstrated interest in refugee issues (2013).TOP