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Secretary-generals Trust Fund

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The United Nations has a special role in the maintenance of peace and security. The Court is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its judgments represent the most authoritative pronouncement on international law. The Trust Fund is established by the Secretary-General under the Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the present Terms of Reference, Guidelines and Rules. The Secretary-General shall invite States, intergovernmental organizations, national institutions and non-governmental organizations, as well as natural and juridical persons, to make voluntary financial contributions to the Fund. On the basis of the evaluation and recommendations of the Panel of Experts, the Secretary-General shall make a final determination regarding the financial assistance to be awarded from the Fund and the amount of the advance to be allocated.

Keywords: International Court; judicial organ; Panel of Experts; Secretary-General; Trust Fund; United Nations



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