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Financial assistance to parties

Secretary-General’s Trust Fund to assist States in the settlement of dispute through the International Court of justice

In 1989, with a view to encouraging States to submit their dispute to the Court, the Secretary-General of the United Nations set up a trust fund to provide them with financial assistance in certain circumstances.  The fund is today open to States in all circumstances where the jurisdiction of the Court (or the admissibility of the application) is not or is no longer the subject of dispute on their part; a further purpose of the fund is to help States parties to a dispute to comply with the judgment rendered by the Court.

All related information about this fund is available on the United Nations' website :