Switzerland

Switzerland

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.

Patricia Danzi, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development 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.

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Key Results 2019

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    2,174
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    230,070
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    687
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    1,181,364
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries in humanitarian and fragile contexts
    18,000
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    796,026
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    2,475,000
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    5,130
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    75,207
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    228,600
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    4,103
    Lives saved
    540,000
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    29,819
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    1,453
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    79,025
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    14,522
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    97
    Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms
    136
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package
    355
Disclaimer

Key results are for illustrative purposes only, and reflect what a donor has contributed to through funding to UNFPA since 2019. Key results presented here may not reflect the figures provided by government donors.

Contributions Since 2014

The bar chart reflects overall core and non-core revenue recognized in a given year. Most contributions are received in national currencies. Fluctuations of exchange rates can impact US dollar equivalents.

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The pie chart represents overall core and non-core revenue recognized in a given year, with additional details for non-core funds.

Donors are displayed in order of overall contributions to UNFPA in a given year, as indicated by the drop-down menu.

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