Denmark

Donor Rankings, 2021

6th Core Contributions
8th Non Core Contributions
6th Overall Contributions

Democratic values and human rights are the foundation of Danish development cooperation as described in the 2021 Danish Strategy for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, entitled “The World We Share”. Denmark will promote and defend human rights, with particular focus on the rights of girls, women and marginalized groups. The strategy sees gender equality and women’s economic and political empowerment as contributing to economic growth and to more equal and democratic societies. Denmark will continue to lead the way in the global fight for gender equality and protection of girls and women’s rights, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Building on this foundation, Denmark will use development cooperation to prevent and fight poverty and inequality, conflict and fragility, displacement and irregular migration. This priority places sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls in humanitarian settings, gender-based violence among displaced people, and human trafficking at its center. Denmark will also lead the fight to prevent climate change and restore balance to the planet.

Denmark’s financial contribution to UNFPA comes in various forms. The national budget ensures a core contribution to support UNFPA in its efforts to ensure the sexual and reproductive health and rights globally; an earmarked contribution to UNFPA Supplies Partnership to widen access to a reliable supply of modern contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health in West Africa; and a contribution to the humanitarian work of UNFPA, as women and girls often face extraordinary burdens in humanitarian crises.

Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation
Denmark has long been and continues to be at the forefront of the fight for women and girls’ right to decide over their own body and we consider UNFPA as a critical and trusted partner in this fight. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating consequences for women and girls, there is a risk that even the limited gains made over the past decades will be rolled back – in other words, a real risk that the lives of women and girls will change for the worse. With activities in more than 150 countries, UNFPA has a unique position to offer support tailored to the reality on the ground. This is needed more than ever. Building on the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, convened by Denmark, UNFPA and Kenya in 2019, Denmark is committed to a strong partnership with UNFPA to ensure that women and girls are able to plan their family, their life and their future.
Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation

Key Results 2018-2021

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    12,413
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    1,370,774
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    3,873
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    7,242,774
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    4,456,411
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    15,952,140
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    28,097
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    704,184
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,248,754
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    57,325
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    292,312
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    7,804
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    567,787
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    205,575
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    2,203
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package
    4,734
Disclaimer

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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News & Updates

Updates
UNITED NATIONS, New York — At the Global Citizen Festival, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the President of the European Commission, Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen, announced a $45 million…
26 September 2022 Read Story
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – The Government of Denmark has signed a three-year multilateral partnership agreement to support UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, by providing core resources,…
22 September 2022 Read Story
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - The Government of Denmark has contributed 25 million Danish Krone (US$3.6 million) to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, for its humanitarian response  in Ukraine…
12 September 2022 Read Story