Sweden

Sweden

Donor Rankings, 2014-2017

1st Core Contributions
5th 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

Bushra has launched the first ever women-run security firm in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
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SANA'A, Yemen – Bushra was only 14 years old when her family arranged a child marriage to an older man, and a year later she became pregnant. She was a mother of six when her husband lost his job. Suddenly the family...
1 May 2019 read story
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Women and girls make up nearly half of the 258 million people worldwide who have crossed international borders to escape danger or pursue opportunity.  Amidst unprecedented levels of forced...
5 October 2018 read story
UNFPA has built six health facilities in hard-to-reach parts of Guinea-Bissau. Here, a monitoring team digs out of a waterlogged road on their way to a health facility rehabilitation project in Gã-Para. © UNFPA Guinea-Bissau
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BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau – Until last month, when a woman needed an emergency Caesarean section on the island of Bubaque, in Guinea-Bissau, she had to take a five-hour boat ride to the capital city. And the boat ran only...
14 August 2018 read story

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Key Results

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    11,588
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    1,409,040
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    5,310
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    3,661,650
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    4,495,950
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    10,475,100
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    18,540
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    75,736
    Women and girls in humanitarian crises reached with sexual and reproductive health/gender-based violence prevention services
    3,800,700
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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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