Denmark

Denmark

Donor Rankings, 2014-2018

4th Core Contributions
7th Non Core Contributions
6th Overall Contributions

One of four key aims in Denmark’s Strategy for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, entitled “The World 2030”, is the promotion of freedom and development – democracy, human rights and gender equality. This aim places sexual and reproductive health and the rights of women and girls at its centre.

The Government of Denmark believes that ensuring equal opportunities and rights for women, men, boys and girls is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and that gender equality requires ensuring the human rights of all women and girls, including safeguarding their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Therefore, the Government of Denmark is a strong political and financial supporter of UNFPA’s mandate and activities.

Denmark’s financial contribution to UNFPA comes in various forms. A core contribution supports UNFPA in its efforts to ensure the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women and girls globally. An earmarked contribution for UNFPA Supplies supports UNFPA’s work to help countries build stronger health systems and widen access to a reliable supply of contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health. A contribution to UNFPA’s innovation initiative supports the development of innovations with the potential to improve development and humanitarian results on the ground. A contribution supports UNFPA’s humanitarian work, as women and girls often face extraordinary burdens in humanitarian crises. Denmark also makes contributions to UNFPA’s work through its bilateral country programmes and for specific projects.

Acknowledging the importance of women’s and girls’ rights, at a time when these rights are under enormous pressure globally, Denmark has chosen, as a clear sign of its strong political support for UNFPA’s work, to significantly increase its contribution to UNFPA in 2017 and the years to come. 

Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation
All too often, women and girls are denied basic rights, including their right to decide over their own body and sexuality and to have a life without violence. Denmark is a strong global advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women and girls and remains firmly committed to realizing international targets on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality. Our commitment has strong support across all political parties represented in the Danish Parliament. UNFPA’s mandate aligns closely with the priorities in Denmark’s development and humanitarian policy, and Denmark has long been, and continues to be, one of the major supporters of UNFPA’s mandate.
Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation

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Keynote speech by Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, at the 8th African Population Conference in Entebbe, Uganda [as delivered]   Your Excellency, Mr. Sekkanda, the Vice President of Uganda, Hon. David Bahati, State Minister for Finance and Planning, Dr. Fred Wabwire, Chair of the National Population Council of Uganda, Dr. Jotham Muzingusi, Director General of the National Population Council, Members of the Union of African Population Studies, Distinguished Delegates, Dear friends and colleagues,   I am delighted to be with you today in this opening session of the 8th African...
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the closing ceremony of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. Excellencies, distinguished participants, dear friends: What an incredible three days this has been. Thank you. Nashukuru sana. Energy, excitement, passion! We have all seen and felt that and more this week. We have come together – over 9500 participants from more than 170 countries – with a profound sense of shared purpose. We have learned together and celebrated together; we have engaged one another and shared the common bonds that unite us through music, art and dance. We have...
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NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 November 2019 - The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030. “The Nairobi Summit represents a renewed, re-energized vision and community working together to act and deliver. Together, we will make the next ten years a decade of action and results for women and girls, keeping their rights and choices at the centre of everything we do,” said UNFPA...
14 November 2019 read story

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Key Results 2018

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    4,851
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    584,951
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    1,300
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    1,584,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    1,986,112
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    4,501,200
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    9,240
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    2,508
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Key results are for illustrative purposes only, and reflect what a donor has contributed to through funding to UNFPA since 2014. Key results presented here may not reflect the figures provided by government donors.

Contributions Since 2014

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