Donor Rankings, 2020
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.
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Key Results 2019
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal deaths averted2,174Unsafe abortions prevented230,070Fistula repair surgeries supported687Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services1,181,364UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries in humanitarian and fragile contexts18,000
- Family planningUnintended pregnancies prevented796,026Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies2,475,000HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms5,130Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes75,207Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms228,600
- Gender based violence and harmful practicesGirls saved from female genital mutilation4,103Lives saved540,000Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services29,819Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services1,453Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage79,025Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation14,522Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices97Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms136Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package355Disclaimer
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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