Sweden

Sweden

Donor Rankings, 2019

2nd Core Contributions
4th Non Core Contributions
3rd Overall Contributions
The Swedish Government continues to display global leadership by pursuing a feminist foreign policy that places the rights of women and girls at the forefront of its objectives. Sweden identifies gender equality as a major priority and as a cross-cutting element of its development cooperation. It is both a goal and means of sustainable development. In addition, Sweden has set six long-term objectives for its development cooperation, including combatting violence against women and girls and expanding sexual and reproductive health and rights. 
 
Sweden gives strong priority to core funding of the multilateral system and UNFPA in particular. Unearmarked funding enables UNFPA to plan long-term, respond flexibly to emerging priorities, and sustainably support human rights-based programmes that improve the lives of women and young people in developing countries. Core funding also enables access to comprehensive sexuality education, contraceptives and maternal health care, prevention of unsafe abortions and support to UNFPA's strategic plan.
 
Sweden is also the main contributor to UNFPA’s Maternal Health Thematic Fund, which trains midwives, performs fistula repair surgeries and delivers other maternal health support to countries with high maternal death rates. Additional areas of collaboration between Sweden and UNFPA include HIV prevention; programmes to end gender-based violence in Africa; sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes in Africa and Latin America; strategies to end gender-based violence in the Syrian crisis; support for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) programme of action; and efforts to abandon of female genital mutilation. 
 

 

Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation
The feminist Government of Sweden is a strong political and financial supporter of UNFPA’s lifesaving work to strengthen all individuals’ full access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The right to decide over one’s body, sexuality and reproduction is essential to women’s economic empowerment and political participation.Empowered women are central to the eradication of poverty and building of peaceful societies.
Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Key Results 2019

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    11,473
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    1,214,258
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    3,624
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    6,234,977
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries in humanitarian and fragile contexts
    95,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    4,201,247
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    13,062,500
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    27,075
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    396,928
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,206,500
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    21,653
    Lives saved
    2,850,000
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    157,379
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    7,670
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    417,078
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    76,644
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    512
    Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms
    718
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package
    1,875
Disclaimer

Key results are for illustrative purposes only, and reflect what a donor has contributed to through funding to UNFPA since 2019. Key results presented here may not reflect the figures provided by government donors.

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