Donor Rankings, 2021
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.
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 averted12,413Unsafe abortions prevented1,370,774Fistula repair surgeries supported3,873Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services7,242,774
- Family planningUnintended pregnancies prevented4,456,411Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies15,952,140HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms28,097Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes704,184Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms1,248,754
- Gender based violence and harmful practicesGirls saved from female genital mutilation57,325Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services292,312Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services7,804Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage567,787Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation205,575Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices2,203Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package4,734Disclaimer
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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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.2021 | Top
Donor Global Statistics
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