Switzerland

Switzerland

Donor Rankings, 2014-2018

10th Core Contributions
17th Non Core Contributions
13th Overall Contributions

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.

Ambassador Manuel Sager, Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
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.
Ambassador Manuel Sager, Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

News & Updates

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UNITED NATIONS — More than 2,000 population experts from around the world will converge on Marrakech, Morocco, next week for the 26th International Population Conference, organized by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). The conference, which is held every four years, is the first to take place in Africa and in an Arab country. The event also coincides with the 15th anniversary of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. The IUSSP conference will include 220 scientific sessions where scholars, researchers, policymakers and other...
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BERLIN, Germany — A global forum held in Berlin put governments and international donors on notice that advocates for women’s health and rights will now be speaking more frankly and pressing more strongly for speedy action, investment and an end to gender-based discrimination. Speakers at the closing session of the three-day Non-Governmental Organization Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development called upon the 400 delegates from 131 countries to mount public demonstrations to command attention, to promote open discussion of sexual behaviour, and to insist upon scaling up...
9 September 2009 read story
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Mr. President, Distinguished delegates, It is my pleasure to address you as members of the Executive Board. In my remarks today, I will update you on the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development. I will also update you on other advances made since we last met in June – on issues ranging from maternal health to population and climate change. I will talk about how we are moving ahead to promote United Nations reform and aid and programme effectiveness, which is especially important during this financial crisis. And I will introduce the...
8 September 2009 read story

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Key Results 2018

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    1,029
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    124,081
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    276
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    336,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    421,296
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    954,800
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,960
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    532
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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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