Donor Rankings, 2021
The development and foreign policy priorities of Ireland strongly align with the work and mandate of UNFPA. Ireland’s policy for international development names gender equality and strengthening governance to realize human rights as two of four overarching policy priorities, with a particular focus on reaching those furthest behind. The policy commits to intensifying work in intervention clusters on protection and people, including health and education action. Ireland’s policy focus aligns strongly with UNFPA’s work on ensuring access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, ending maternal and infant mortality, promoting HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, and ending gender-based violence.
Ireland is also committed to reduce humanitarian needs by anticipating and responding to crises to protect the most vulnerable. In cooperation with UNFPA, this has been manifested through targeted contributions to UNFPA’s Humanitarian Thematic Fund. Ireland furthermore has been a reliable contributor to UNFPA core resources.
Additional areas of collaboration between Ireland and UNFPA at country programme level include: gender-based violence prevention and response; empowering women to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights (including for adolescents and youth); as well as the prevention of teenage pregnancy.
Ireland is a longstanding supporter of UNFPA and I commend the vital work being undertaken by the organisation. Its work addresses not only the vital issues of maternal and reproductive health but also the fundamental challenges of gender equality and women’s empowerment. As we work towards the global implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, Ireland continues to place a high priority on our partnership with UNFPA. The ambitious vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can only be achieved if we address the inequalities – including gender and reproductive health inequalities – which hold women and girls back from realising their rights and ambitions.Colm Brophy TD, Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora, Ireland
Key Results 2018-2021
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal deaths averted983Unsafe abortions prevented103,952Fistula repair surgeries supported311Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services658,344
- Family planningUnintended pregnancies prevented360,815Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies1,292,478HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms2,257Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes39,222Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms100,236
- Gender based violence and harmful practicesGirls saved from female genital mutilation2,156Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services14,435Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services577Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage37,472Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation8,563Disclaimer
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
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