The Mechanism is funded from the UN regular budget and operates on the basis of an annual budget approved by the General Assembly. The proposed 2021 budget reflects a number of changes to the 2019 and 2020 budgets which were developed before any of the leadership or staff of the Mechanism had been recruited. These changes will ensure that the Mechanism has the necessary resources, personnel and expertise to meet the many operational challenges it faces in discharging its complex mandate.

The Mechanism also seeks voluntary contributions from donors and other entities for discrete projects and highly specialized expertise.  The Mechanism is grateful to Justice Rapid Response for the support it has provided since 2019.