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

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A Syrian refugee in northern Iraq. © UNFPA/Seivan Salim
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DOHUK, Iraq – “I was only 12 years old when I got married to my 25-year-old cousin,” Najma*, from a Syria, told UNFPA recently. “My mother entered my room at around 5 pm while I was sitting on the floor, colouring in my...
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12 June 2019 read story
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In the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai, Dr. Elsa Jacinto, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was deployed to the storm-ravaged Buzi District to assist support the provisional health directorate. It was there...
31 May 2019 read story

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Key Results 2018

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    735
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    88,629
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    197
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    240,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    300,926
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    682,000
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,400
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    380
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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