Financial Assistance to Parties

Secretary-General’s Trust Fund to Assist States in the Settlement of Disputes through the International Court of Justice

In 1989, with a view to encouraging States to submit their disputes to the Court, the Secretary-General of the United Nations set up a trust fund to provide financial assistance in certain circumstances. Today the fund is open to all States wishing to submit a dispute, provided that the jurisdiction of the Court (or the admissibility of the application) is not or is no longer in question. A further purpose of the fund is to help States parties to a dispute to comply with the judgment rendered by the Court.

Information about the fund is available on the United Nations website: