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Juba Initiative Fund

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the written statement of 17 October 2006, Official Report, column 51WS, who will be eligible to draw down from the Juba Initiative Fund. (96266)

The Juba Initiative Fund is directly managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs who have international staff based in Juba. They will be responsible for making all payments upon receipt of invoices and drawing down resources as required from a UN bank account.

The fund will be used to help pay for a Secretariat led by the Vice President of Southern Sudan and a Cessation of Hostilities Monitoring Team. Costs of the Secretariat include the food and accommodation costs of the delegates at the talks. The UN will pay the cost of accommodation and food directly to the hotels that are being used and no one will receive any cash payments.