Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea

Donor Rankings, 2014-2018

19th Core Contributions
13th Non Core Contributions
18th 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

News & Updates

SYLHET, Bangladesh — Twenty-nine women suffering from obstetric fistula underwent repair surgery here last week during a three-day marathon training session that involved medical staff from four Asian countries. Organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, the training at Sylhet’s medical college hospital was part of an ongoing national effort to increase the number of doctors and nurses skilled in treating fistulae, internal wounds suffered during childbirth that cause incontinence. Many of the patients suffered fistula when they were teenagers. Bilkiz Begum, 17, was among the...
8 April 2008 read story
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In mid-March hundreds of Congolese women, men and girls raised banners that read, Together, let us say No to the silence, for the dignity of the Congolese and Enough sexual violence! Women gather in Kinsasha to show their support for campaign kick-off.  Photo: UNFPA With faces of determination, the women, men and girls waved these slogans high above their heads. More than 1,000 Congolese authorities and civilians, UN leaders, NGOs and civil society groups’ were gathered in Kinkole, a suburb of Kinshasa, to kick off a nationwide public awareness...
4 April 2008 read story
NEW YORK – Four years after a film producer first read about obstetric fistula, a documentary portraying the lives of its survivors is drawing wide audiences and winning major awards.  The film, “A Walk to Beautiful”, follows the journeys of Ayehu, Zewdie, Almaz, Yenenesh and Wubete to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital to seek treatment for the devastating child-birth injury that has left each of them incontinent. From their remote villages, over miles of dusty steppes and sprawling lowlands, the women travel to the capital city to reclaim their dignity after years of social ostracism. The...
2 April 2008 read story


Key Results 2018

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation

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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