The Government of the Netherlands was the number one
donor to UNFPA in 2001, contributing nearly $75 million.
The number of donors reached 120 countries in 2001—nearly doubling in three years from 69 countries in
1999. This increase was made up almost entirely of programme
More than ever, countries served by
UNFPA are showing support for reproductive health by
Strong partnerships with NGOs multiply the impact of
our mission. Local groups implement UNFPA-supported
projects at the community level and international partners
raise funds and increase awareness about reproductive
health issues at the global level.
With the International
Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), UNFPA is supporting
the development of NGOs working with young
people in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Rotary International signed a memorandum of cooperation
in June 2001 to work together on population and
reproductive health issues.
Progress continued in the
European Commission/UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive
Health in Asia, including the launch of a new database on
the information, education and communication activities
produced in the initiative’s projects in seven countries.
In April, UNFPA launched Improving the Quality
of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care, a multi-year
initiative with funding of more than $3 million from the
United Nations Foundation.
The initiative is in cooperation
with the International Labour Organization (ILO), United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organi-
zation (WHO) and global-level partners including the
Population Council, EngenderHealth, Marie Stopes International,
Association Internationale de la Mutualité, IPPF
and PHRplus. Local NGOs and women’s associations will
become partners during the country-level planning process.