Donor Rankings, 2021
Advancing the rights of women and girls constitutes one of four major priority areas for Finland’s international development policy. Finland’s development objectives for gender equality include improved access for women and girls to inclusive, quality education; expanded basic health and social services, including for sexual and reproductive health; and services to fight violence, abuse and human trafficking. The rights of children and the most vulnerable, notably persons with disabilities, and climate change are taken into account in all activities. Technology and innovation are important topics for Finland along with peace and security, in particular youth, peace and security.
Finland prioritizes support to UNFPA’s core funding, which is considered the most efficient investment in the Fund, as it enables long-term planning, flexible responses to emerging priorities, and sustainable support for human rights-based programmes that improve the lives of women and young people in developing countries. In addition, Finland supports UNFPA Innovation Fund, humanitarian efforts as well as specific projects and initiatives.
Other key areas for collaboration with Finland include: support to UNFPA’s activities in Somalia, contributions to UNFPA’s innovation work and support to UNFPA’s humanitarian response in Syria.
Finnish development policy continues to prioritize gender equality and the rights and empowerment of women and girls. Sexual and reproductive health and rights is key in gender equality and human rights work. The realization of SRHR promotes the well-being of families and society at large, contributing to sustainable development. We emphasize guaranteeing access to sexual and reproductive health services and education, including comprehensive sexuality education. Finland strives for these priorities in cooperation with UNFPA, one of our main UN partners, and we are committed to continuing our long-standing support to UNFPA.Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade
Key Results 2018-2021
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal deaths averted5,470Unsafe abortions prevented603,991Fistula repair surgeries supported1,706Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services3,191,313
- Family planningUnintended pregnancies prevented1,963,585Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies7,028,836HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms12,380Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes310,278Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms550,226
- Gender based violence and harmful practicesGirls saved from female genital mutilation25,258Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services128,799Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services3,439Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage250,179Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation90,581Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package2,086Disclaimer
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
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.
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
News & UpdatesUpdatesDar es Salaam – Finland and UNFPA are partnering in Tanzania to empower young women and adolescent girls, including those living with disabilities, to uphold their right to live free from violence. Finland is providing…19 October 2021 Read StoryPress
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…14 November 2019 Read StoryNewsBHAMO, Myanmar – “My job is to help these boys and girls steer their dreams in the right direction for their future.” Mung Do, 25, is a youth leader at the UNFPA-supported Woi Chyai Youth Centre in Woi Chyai in Kachin…21 October 2019 Read Story
- Family planning