Italy

Donor Rankings, 2021

17th Core Contributions
21st Non Core Contributions
22nd Overall Contributions

The Italian Development Cooperation approach to the protection, welfare and empowerment of women and girls is fully consistent with UNFPA’s mandate.

Italy adopted a cross-cutting approach to gender equality, with a focus on ending gender-based violence, including domestic violence and violence in emergency settings; stopping harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child and forced marriage; strengthening health systems, including through training, health education, and access to services; and promoting economic and social empowerment by putting women and girls at the center of its development programmes. Comprehensive women’s empowerment is one of the longstanding priorities of Italian development cooperation. Women’s economic empowerment is one of the longstanding priorities of Italian development cooperation, and jointly with gender equality, was mainstreamed across all G20 pillars (People, Planet, Prosperity) under the Italian presidency in 2021.

Specific areas of collaboration between Italy and UNFPA amongst others include promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights; preventing and responding to gender-based violence, including in humanitarian contexts like Afghanistan; providing reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services; enhancing youth health to harness the demographic dividend; and promoting economic and social empowerment of women and girls.

Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
The Agenda 2030 and SDG5 can be achieved only if women and girls’ well-being, needs and rights are positioned at the centre of our international efforts and included in key investment and budget policies. In pursuing this objective and fulfilling our engagement in advancing the Nairobi Summit commitments on ICPD, the Italian Government continues to prioritize gender equality, women empowerment and reproductive health and rights in its development cooperation policy and action. In this journey, UNFPA is a valuable and key partner.
Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Key Results 2018-2021

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    1,213
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    128,206
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    383
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    811,951
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    445,002
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    1,594,042
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    2,783
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    48,374
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    123,623
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    2,659
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    17,803
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    712
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    46,216
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    10,561
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

Updates
  With the commitment of 10 governments and the European Union, nearly 70 million people have been reached in 17 countries over the past 13 years through the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female…
18 November 2021 Read Story
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – Nearly 60,000 vulnerable migrants in Sudan are receiving sexual and reproductive health support under a UNFPA programme – supported by the Government of Italy  – which could prove critical in Sudan’s…
13 April 2020 Read Story
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – A multi-country initiative to end child marriage and help protect the rights of millions of girls worldwide has been renewed for an additional four years, UNICEF and UNFPA announced today.  By…
10 March 2020 Read Story