European Union

European Union

Donor Rankings, 2014-2017

4th Non Core Contributions
10th Overall Contributions

The European Union is a strong political and financial partner of UNFPA.

Through its Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), the European Commission contributes significantly to specific initiatives and activities, such as UNFPA Supplies, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, the UNICEF-UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage, the Global Programme to Prevent Son Preference and Gender-biased Sex Selection, as well as to UNFPA country programmes in all regions.

The new European Consensus on Development, adopted in June 2017, aligns the European Union’s development policy with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In line with the European Union’s commitment to human rights, its development priorities and objectives uphold freedom from violence for women and girls, with special attention to female genital mutilation; child and forced marriage; gender-based and sexual violence; sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning; and education. 

Against this background, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls was launched during the UN General Assembly in September 2017. With €500 million in seed money from the EU, the Spotlight Initiative will implement programmes in the areas of sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, trafficking and economic (labour) exploitation, femicide, as well as domestic and family violence in the coming years.   

Through its Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Protection (DG ECHO), the European Commission has become an increasingly important partner in supporting UNFPA’s humanitarian work to ensure that the reproductive health needs of women and young people are also served in emergency and crisis contexts. 

Through the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), the European Commission supports projects combating gender-based violence and ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning.

Specific areas of collaboration with the European Commission are sexual and reproductive health and rights (including reliable access to contraceptives), the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence and harmful practices against girls and women, and data collection and analysis. 

Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
The protection and welfare of women and girls during humanitarian crises is at the core of our mission. This is why I truly value our partnership with UNFPA, based on shared values and towards common objectives.
Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
The empowerment of women is not just a political priority, not just an essential step for eradicating poverty; it is a prerequisite for attaining universal human rights for all. The EU will continue to play a leading role in ensuring women’s access to quality health services, including comprehensive family planning services, and we count on partners like UNFPA to jointly achieve these goals.
Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development

News & Updates

Today, Ms. Wen and Ms. Yan see eye-to-eye on the equality of women and girls. © Dushan Township Family Planning Office/Zhang Min
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LILING, China – Not long ago, Wen Xiujuan was swept up in a romance. Against the wishes of her parents, she moved to the small village of Liling, 300 km from her hometown, to marry a young man named Yang Liu. They lived...
13 May 2019 read story
Dr. Joha attends to a displaced woman at Al-Hol Camp. The needs were "overwhelmingly high," he said. © UNFPA Syria
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Al-Hassakeh, Syria – Vulnerable civilians were caught in the crossfire as hostilities intensified in north-eastern Syria in recent weeks. “I took out around 160 pieces of shrapnel from the bodies of women and children...
29 April 2019 read story
Khadija had no income after she left her husband. © UNFPA Morocco
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FEZ, Morocco – “I was forced to leave home with my baby in my hands," Khadija, 42, told UNFPA. When she finally decided to divorce her husband after over 10 years of suffering abuse, she thought her agony would end. She...
9 April 2019 read story

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Key Results

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    3,888
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    472,720
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    1,782
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    1,228,450
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    1,508,350
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    3,514,300
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    6,220
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    25,409
    Women and girls in humanitarian crises reached with sexual and reproductive health/gender-based violence prevention services
    1,275,100
Disclaimer

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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