New Zealand

Donor Rankings, 2021

14th Core Contributions
30th Non Core Contributions
26th Overall Contributions

New Zealand’s support to UNFPA’s mandate reflects the priority accorded to health, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment in New Zealand’s development cooperation work. New Zealand recognizes that investing in health is crucial for human and economic development. More specifically, support to UNPFA’s work is helping to reduce the maternal death rate, combat violence against women and girls, eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation, and improve demographic data for national planning. This work is crucial to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. New Zealand particularly values UNFPA’s work in the Pacific region, where there is low usage of contraceptives, high incidence of early marriage, and high levels of violence suffered by women and girls.

New Zealand works with UNFPA in a number of ways. The provision of regular resources under a multi-year funding arrangement gives UNFPA the flexibility required to meet priority needs and to maximize the impact of its work. Besides, New Zealand has been a long-standing supporter of UNFPA’s Humanitarian Response in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh to help meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees and recently contributed to UNFPA’s Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan. Capacity Development of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Cadre (BARMM) is another field of cooperation. New Zealand also provides resources to support UNFPA’s sexual and reproductive health programmes in Pacific Island countries.

Key Results 2018-2021

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation

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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Donor Global Statistics

News & Updates

A new commitment from the Government of New Zealand will provide NZ$ 18 million over three years to UNFPA’s core resources. The agreement was signed on 28 March 2019 at UNFPA Headquarters in New York, during a meeting…
28 March 2019 Read Story

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is deeply saddened and horrified by the senseless killing of worshipers at two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. As we mourn the death of these innocent victims, we strongly condemn the perpetrators and their atrocious acts of terrorism. We present our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims, as well as to the people and the Government of New Zealand, and wish those who were injured a full recovery.

15 March 2019 Read Story

Mr. President,
Distinguished Members of the Executive Board,
Colleagues and friends,

Good morning! A very happy new year to each and every one of you.

First, allow me to congratulate Ambassador Cho Tae-yul of the Republic of Korea on his election as President of the Executive Board. A warm welcome also to the rest of the Bureau, Ambassador…

23 January 2019 Read Story