Republic of Korea

Donor Rankings, 2022

23rd Core Contributions
17th Non Core Contributions
19th Overall Contributions

Key areas of partnership with the Republic of Korea, as highlighted in the 3rd Mid-term Plan for International Development Cooperation (2021-2025), include health (with a special focus on the COVID-19 response), humanitarian assistance, digitalization, and climate change. Since 2018, with the launch of its “Action with Women and Peace Initiative”, Korea has been stepping up its efforts to support the empowerment and protection of women in conflict and to support UNFPA’s work in the area of gender-based violence. 

The Korean International Cooperation Agency’s focus on health, education and gender is aligned with UNFPA’s work on maternal, adolescent and child health, and family planning. The cross-cutting gender equality strategy is three-pronged: Economic empowerment, social status and basic rights. Supporting basic rights includes: Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, supporting maternal and newborn care, and ending gender-based violence.

Specific examples of collaboration between the Republic of Korea and UNFPA include: Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in Afghanistan, providing maternal and neonatal assistance in Mozambique, preventing and treating obstetric fistula in Cote D'Ivoire, improving maternal health care in Tanzania, supporting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls in Uganda, empowering girls in Nigeria, and addressing population ageing.


UNFPA is an important partner in addressing Gender-based Violence (GBV) and promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Korea will seek to scale up its partnership with UNFPA in the area of population and humanitarian response.

Mr. Sangwook Ham, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Key Results 2018-2021

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    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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