Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea

Donor Rankings, 2014-2017

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

Farah* recently received surgical treatment for obstetric fistula. She says she can now "live a normal life." © UNFPA Afghanistan
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KABUL, Afghanistan – “I saw myself as the living dead,” 50-year-old Laila* told UNFPA. She suffered terribly while giving birth in Pakistan 27 years ago. The prolonged, obstructed labour left her with an obstetric...
22 May 2019 read story
Keflene Yakobo is now a fistula ambassador in her community, helping other women receive treatment and reclaim their lives. © UNFPA Tanzania/Bright Warren
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SIMIYU, United Republic of Tanzania – Keflene Yakobo tried to do everything right during her pregnancy. Though she was young – married at age 17 and pregnant at 19 – she was diligent about receiving regular check ups. “...
21 May 2019 read story
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a general practitioner in Djibouti. This is because most of her patients – like about 78 per cent of...
20 May 2019 read story

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Key Results

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    1,000
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    121,600
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    458
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    316,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    388,000
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    904,000
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,600
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    6,536
    Women and girls in humanitarian crises reached with sexual and reproductive health/gender-based violence prevention services
    328,000
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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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