The Mechanism is funded from the UN regular budget and operates on the basis of an annual budget approved by the General Assembly. The Mechanism’s regular budget ensures 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, and to Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and other contributors for the voluntary contributions they made to the Mechanism in 2021 to enhance its investigative capacities and outreach activities.