Donated goods may be utilised, with gratitude, by the UN. However, they can bring certain challenges to which all parties need to be sensitive.
For example, products must be:
UN personnel often find long-standing relationships with companies particularly valuable and strategic. In the case of disaster relief, knowing a corporate partner’s commitment in terms of product volume and timing permits the UN to plan in advance of a crisis. In the case of development and poverty alleviation, longer-term relationships can see goods play a strategic role in empowering under-resourced communities.