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 realise human rights as two of four overarching policy priorities. 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 ending maternal and infant mortality, promoting universal access to quality maternal and reproductive health care, supporting safe motherhood, promoting HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, and ending harmful practices against women and girls including gender-based violence and female genital mutilation. UNFPA’s humanitarian work aligns with the Government of Ireland’s policy priority on reducing humanitarian need and its focus on human rights and fragile contexts.
Specific areas of collaboration between the Government of Ireland and UNFPA include: Gender-based violence prevention and response; support for sexual and reproductive health; promotion of HIV prevention; supporting population and housing censuses; reduction of teenage pregnancy; abandonment of female genital mutilation; contributions to UNFPA Supplies Programme to improve the health and well-being of women and girls everywhere and the Maternal Health Thematic Fund, which provides midwifery training, obstetric fistula repair surgeries and other activities to strengthen maternal health services; and the full implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action.
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
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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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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 Story
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