Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea

Donor Rankings, 2019

23rd Core Contributions
19th Non Core Contributions
21st Overall Contributions

Gender equality is one of five basic principles underpinning the Republic of Korea’s international development policy framework. The Korean International Cooperation Agency’s focus on health, education and gender are aligned with UNFPA’s work on maternal, adolescent and child health, and family planning. The cross-cutting gender equality strategy is three-pronged: Economic empowerment, social status and basic rights. Supporting basic rights includes: Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, supporting maternal and newborn care, and ending gender-based violence.

Specific areas of collaboration between the Republic of Korea and UNFPA include: Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in Afghanistan, providing maternal and neonatal assistance in Mozambique, preventing and treating obstetric fistula in Cote D'Ivoire, improving maternal health care in Tanzania, supporting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls in Uganda, empowering girls in Nigeria, and addressing population ageing.

Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs
UNFPA has remained the Republic of Korea's main international partner in addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the government hopes that its partnership with UNFPA will assist in improving access to essential reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services as well as targeted services on gender-based violence in partner countries. The Republic of Korea also hopes that cooperation with UNFPA will further increase in the area of population policies, as UNFPA can offer recommendations as to policymaking and implementation based on its expert knowledge in the area.
Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Key Results 2019

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    966
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    102,253
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    305
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    525,051
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries in humanitarian and fragile contexts
    8,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    353,789
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    1,100,000
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    2,280
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    33,426
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    101,600
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    1,823
    Lives saved
    240,000
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    13,253
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    646
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    35,122
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    6,454
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    43
    Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms
    60
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package
    158
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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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