Switzerland

Switzerland

Donor Rankings, 2014-2018

10th Core Contributions
15th Non Core Contributions
12th 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

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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the closing ceremony of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. Excellencies, distinguished participants, dear friends: What an incredible three days this has been. Thank you. Nashukuru sana. Energy, excitement, passion! We have all seen and felt that and more this week. We have come together – over 9500 participants from more than 170 countries – with a profound sense of shared purpose. We have learned together and celebrated together; we have engaged one another and shared the common bonds that unite us through music, art and dance. We have...
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NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 November 2019 - The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030. “The Nairobi Summit represents a renewed, re-energized vision and community working together to act and deliver. Together, we will make the next ten years a decade of action and results for women and girls, keeping their rights and choices at the centre of everything we do,” said UNFPA...
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 Welcoming Ceremony [as delivered]. Excellencies, distinguished participants, dear friends: Habari za azubuhi, buenos días, good morning! Bienvenus, welcome to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25! Thank you for being here! All roads lead to Nairobi, as we march in solidarity with women and girls all over the world.  We gather to celebrate and draw strength from what we’ve achieved together, as the world recommits to the extraordinary vision of the Programme of Action set forth at the International Conference on...
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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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