Sweden

Donor Rankings, 2021

1st Core Contributions
4th Non Core Contributions
2nd Overall Contributions

The Swedish Government continues to display global leadership by pursuing a feminist foreign policy that places the rights of women and girls at the forefront of its objectives. Sweden identifies gender equality as a major priority and as a cross-cutting element of its development cooperation. It is both a goal and means of sustainable development. In addition, Sweden has set five thematic directions for its development cooperation, where global gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights for all, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, and men and boys’ inclusion in achieving gender equality is emphasized.  

Sweden gives strong priority to core funding of the multilateral system and UNFPA in particular. Unearmarked funding enables UNFPA to plan long-term, respond flexibly to emerging priorities, and sustainably support human rights-based programmes that improve the lives of women and young people in developing countries. Core funding also enables access to comprehensive sexuality education, contraceptives and maternal health care, prevention of unsafe abortions and support to UNFPA's strategic plan. 

Sweden is also the main contributor to UNFPA’s Maternal Health Thematic Fund, which trains midwives, performs fistula repair surgeries and delivers other maternal health support to countries with high maternal death rates. Additional areas of collaboration between Sweden and UNFPA include HIV prevention; programmes to end gender-based violence; sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes; humanitarian initiatives; and efforts to abandon female genital mutilation.

 

 

Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for International Development Cooperation
The feminist Government of Sweden is a strong political and financial supporter of UNFPA’s lifesaving work to strengthen all individuals’ full access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The right to decide over one’s body, sexuality and reproduction is essential to women’s economic empowerment and political participation. Empowered women are central to the eradication of poverty and building of peaceful societies.
Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Key Results 2018-2021

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    17,851
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    1,971,259
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    5,569
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    10,415,565
  • Family planning
    Unintended pregnancies prevented
    6,408,600
    Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies
    22,940,180
    HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    40,405
    Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes
    1,012,661
    Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms
    1,795,787
  • Gender based violence and harmful practices
    Girls saved from female genital mutilation
    82,437
    Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services
    420,363
    Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services
    11,223
    Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage
    816,514
    Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation
    295,630
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    3,168
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package
    6,807
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

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