European Commission

European Commission

Donor Rankings, 2019

7th Non Core Contributions
9th Overall Contributions

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

The 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 support sexual and reproductive health and rights and uphold freedom from violence for women and girls, with special attention to female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, and sexual and gender-based violence.

The main focus of the partnership between the European Commission and UNFPA is 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. 

Through its Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), the European Commission contributes significantly to specific initiatives, 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.

In addition, the EU partners with the UN (and UNFPA as one of the participating agencies) in the “EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls”, which was launched during the UN General Assembly in September 2017. With €500 million in seed money from the EU, the Spotlight Initiative is responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, with a particular focus on domestic and family violence, sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, femicide, trafficking and economic (labour) exploitation.

The European Commission, through its Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO), also is a key partner in UNFPA’s humanitarian work. DG ECHO’s support continues to be instrumental to the continued provision of life-saving reproductive health and protection services for women and young people in emergency and crisis contexts. This includes the provision of essential services and commodities for antenatal and post-natal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care, clinical management of rape and mental health and psychosocial support for survivors of gender-based violence. 

Through its Directorate General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), the European Commission partners with UNFPA in projects on combating gender-based violence and gender stereotypes; improved access to health and protection services for migrants, refugees and host communities; advancing midwifery and specialized nursing; as well as on ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning.

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

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Key Results 2019

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    4,952
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    524,048
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    1,564
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    2,690,885
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries in humanitarian and fragile contexts
    41,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    1,813,170
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    5,637,500
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    11,685
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    171,306
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    520,700
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    9,345
    Lives saved
    1,230,000
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    67,921
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    3,310
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    180,002
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    33,078
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    221
    Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms
    310
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package
    809
Disclaimer

Key results are for illustrative purposes only, and reflect what a donor has contributed to through funding to UNFPA since 2018. Key results presented here may not reflect the figures provided by government donors.

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