OPCAT Special Fund

The UN has established a Fund to support States that need financial assistance to implement some torture prevention programmes.

The OPCAT Special Fund helps to finance initiatives which contribute to the implementation of recommendations made by the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), in States which have been visited by the SPT and have published the visit report, as well as educational programmes for National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs).

The Fund receives voluntary contributions from governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations and other private or public entities.