Sweden

Sweden

Donor Rankings, 2014-2018

1st Core Contributions
4th Non Core Contributions
2nd 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. 
 

 

Margot Wallström, 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.
Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs

News & Updates

Ms. Chuor (centre) waits for an antenatal visit at the Aweil State Hospital. © UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
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AWEIL, South Sudan – Arek Chuor, 32, expects to deliver her seventh child in September. It will be her last, she insists. A childhood polio infection has left her with impaired mobility, including a permanent limp. The...
18 July 2019 read story
Ms. Akongo prepares to graduate. Neither tragedy nor age could deter her from pursuing her dreams. © UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
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JUBA, South Sudan – At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a better person now,” she...
8 July 2019 read story
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...
21 June 2019 read story

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Key Results 2018

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    6,174
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    744,484
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    1,655
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    2,016,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    2,527,778
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    5,728,800
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    11,760
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    3,192
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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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