Donor Rankings, 2021
The Government of Switzerland has been a strong partner of UNFPA since 1972, and remains active in UNFPA’s programmes, particularly those strengthening the sexual and reproductive health and rights of youth and supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Switzerland is a strong supporter of UNFPA’s core resources, which ensure stability and flexibility in UNFPA’s work.
The Government of Switzerland’s approach to gender equality includes: promoting women’s rights in conflict situations and fragile contexts; preventing gender-based violence; strengthening women’s political participation; expanding access to resources, education and income; and supporting gender mainstreaming so that the all development and humanitarian efforts help to advance gender equality. Moreover, the health efforts of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation give special focus to sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, and the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Specific areas of collaboration between Switzerland and UNFPA are: youth development programmes, census and housing data, humanitarian activities, women and girls' empowerment and health, prevention and response to gender-based violence, and the abandonment of female genital mutilation throughout Asia, Africa and the Arab States. Donations from Switzerland also support the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) programme of action as well as UNFPA’s Strategic Information and Knowledge Management Branch, which generates research and solutions to optimize UNFPA’s activities, including results-based management. Switzerland's contributions also support UNFPA’s Independent Evaluation Office, which improves UNFPA’s capacity to support evidence-based policy decisions and enables enhanced accountability, learning and evidence-based programming. Switzerland supports UNFPA projects in Asia, the Arab States, East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia and Latin America.
The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals is not possible without the full access of women and girls to sexual and reproductive health and rights. UNFPA plays a key role in turning this commitment into reality, which is why Switzerland is proud to continue its long standing partnership for the years to come.
Key Results 2018-2021
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal deaths averted4,225Unsafe abortions prevented466,586Fistula repair surgeries supported1,318Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services2,465,304
- Family planningUnintended pregnancies prevented1,516,879Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies5,429,809HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms9,564Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes239,691Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms425,052
- Gender based violence and harmful practicesGirls saved from female genital mutilation19,512Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services99,498Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services2,656Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage193,264Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation69,974Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices750Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package1,611Disclaimer
Key results are for illustrative purposes only, and reflect what a donor has contributed to through funding to UNFPA since 2018. Key results presented here may not reflect the figures provided by government donors.
Contributions Since 2014
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Donors are displayed in order of overall contributions to UNFPA in a given year, as indicated by the drop-down menu.2021 | Top
Donor Global Statistics
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