United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Donor Rankings, 2021
As one of UNFPA’s largest donors in 2020, the government of the United Kingdom is a crucial partner of UNFPA and of women and girls across the world. The UK’s vision for gender equality includes enabling girls to live free from violence, and empowering them to have access to universal sexual and reproductive health and rights.
In 2020, the UK continued to play a critical role in improving the wellbeing of women and girls worldwide, ensuring access to lifesaving health care commodities and providing essential support to UNFPA’s humanitarian and COVID-19 response.
In 2021, the United Kingdom has continued to support UNFPA’s mandate and advance its normative role in international fora. The UK-UNFPA partnership is centered on: improved response to adolescent survivors of sexual violence; reproductive, newborn and maternal health services; programmes to end child marriage, female genital mutilation and gender-based violence; advocating for women’s rights; and improving countries’ capacity to perform evidence-based planning. Support from the United Kingdom goes to projects throughout Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe, as well as to UNFPA’s Syria response.
Key Results 2018-2021
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal deaths averted19,879Unsafe abortions prevented2,195,253Fistula repair surgeries supported6,202Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services11,599,089
- Family planningUnintended pregnancies prevented7,136,811Couples protected for one year from unwanted pregnancies25,546,881HIV infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms44,996Marginalized girls were reached by life skills programmes1,127,730Sexually transmitted infections prevented by provision of female and male condoms1,999,843
- Gender based violence and harmful practicesGirls saved from female genital mutilation91,804Women and girls who were subjected to violence accessed essential services468,129Disabled women and girls who were suibjected to violence accessed essential services12,498Girls received prevention and/or protection services and care related to child, early and forced marriage909,295Girls and women received prevention and/or protection services and care related to female genital mutilation329,223Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices3,528Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package7,581Disclaimer
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
The bar chart reflects overall core and non-core revenue recognized in a given year. Most contributions are received in national currencies. Fluctuations of exchange rates can impact US dollar equivalents.
The pie chart represents overall core and non-core revenue recognized in a given year, with additional details for non-core funds.
Donors are displayed in order of overall contributions to UNFPA in a given year, as indicated by the drop-down menu.2021 | Top
Donor Global Statistics
News & UpdatesUpdatesWith 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 StoryPressStatement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has been informed that the Government of the United Kingdom intends to implement an approximate 85…28 April 2021 Read StoryNewsNUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – In a win for inclusion, a reproductive health publication for women with disabilities has been published in Braille for the visually impaired. “A matter of importance: your reproductive health…06 April 2021 Read Story
- Family planning