Our supporters and partners

The URG is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under Swiss law. Since its establishment in 2013, URG has received financial support from the following governments and public entities. The URG is extremely grateful for this support, without which it would not be possible to continue its important work.

Core Funding

Glion Human Rights Dialogue

Project Funding

  • Australia
  • Baden-Wurttemberg Foundation
  • Cité de Genève
  • Convention against Torture Initiative
  • Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Etat de Genève (also provided initial support for establishment of URG office)
  • Eugen Biser Foundation
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Jacob Blaustein Institution
  • Kingdom of Morocco
  • The Netherlands
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • University of British Columbia

 Private Donations

  • Professor Daniel Magraw, member of the URG Board of Trustees

URG Capacity

  • Commonwealth
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia (project with East West Management Institute)
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice
  • Pacific Community Equality Project Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)
  • World Resources Institute
  • Zambia 


In order to complete the URG-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) project on business and human rights, URG secured funding for the project's implementation from a number of businesses, including: Eli Lilly, Telenor, Mazars, and DLA Piper, as well as other entities including Global Business Initiative (GBI) and the UK (Foreign and Commonwealth Office).