UNOMIG Trust Fund and Quick Impact Projects
The UNOMIG Quick-Impact Projects (QIPs) Program was designed and established to alleviate the suffering of the population living in the zone of conflict and aims to restore basic public services, such as public schools, water, electricity and power, refuse disposal and public health infrastructure. This program was initiated as part of the UN Trust Fund since UNOMIG has specific knowledge of the area and a thorough understanding of the hardships and needs of the resident population in the aftermath of the conflict. The Trust Fund has authorized UNOMIG to implement Quick-Impact Projects (QIPs) which have been running since November 2002. The Trust Fund is of an extra-budgetary nature and spearheads efforts to attract donors from Members States of the United Nations. Since November 2002 five Member States have contributed to the UNOMIG Trust Fund: Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For 2005 UNOMIG will sign an Agreement with the European Union for a larger rehabilitation program that will complement the QIPs activities in sectors like electricity, health, waste management and water sanitation. Since its inception, UNOMIG has implemented 70 Quick-Impact Projects in its area of responsibility.