Ireland

Donor Rankings, 2020

14th Core Contributions
19th Non Core Contributions
18th Overall Contributions

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 support to the organisation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)+25 event in Nairobi and the full implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action.

Colm Brophy TD, Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora, Ireland
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 2020

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    788
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    83,302
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    249
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    527,564
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    289,139
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    1,035,727
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,809
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    31,431
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    80,324
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    1,728
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    11,567
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    463
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    30,029
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    6,862
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    90
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package
    175
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

News
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Updates
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The Government of Ireland has signed on to provide UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, with €4 million (US$4.6 million) in core funding for 2022. This contribution empowers…
11 May 2022 Read Story
Press

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