United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Donor Rankings, 2020

7 th Core Contributions
1 st Non Core Contributions
1 st Overall Contributions

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.



*Figures and rankings are preliminary. 

Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

News & Updates

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Key Results 2019

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Maternal deaths averted
    Unsafe abortions prevented
    Fistula repair surgeries supported
    Adolescents were reached with integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries in humanitarian and fragile contexts
  • 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
    Lives saved
    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
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms
    Health service providers and managers trained as trainers on minimum initial service package

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.

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  • 2020

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.

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