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 Australia, Austria, Canada, Malta, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and others for the voluntary contributions they have made to the Mechanism to enhance its investigative capacities and outreach activities.