There will always remain a need for funding of UN programmes.
For example, funding, in the wake of a disaster, allows UN organisations to act immediately and target the precise needs required to save lives, other kinds of partnership often take longer to deploy- sometimes even months. A cash injection can provide for the local purchase of goods and services, thus injecting resources into the local economy. In the long term, moreover, funding is crucial to the implementation of projects that address entrenched poverty, and the myriad factors that create it.
The UN’s need for cash may vary from a donation paradigm to sponsorship or partnership in funding programmes on a longer term basis.