United States of America

Donor Rankings, 2020

10th Core Contributions
3rd Non Core Contributions
5th Overall Contributions

The United States government, which played a central role in the creation and launch of UNFPA in 1969, has been an active member of UNFPA’s executive board for more than 50 years. The U.S. supports UNFPA’s work on improving the health of women and their families, including reducing maternal and child mortality; addressing gender-based violence and harmful practices like child marriage and female genital mutilation; preventing HIV/AIDs; and reducing poverty. It also works with UNFPA to increase access to health services for women and adolescent girls in crisis settings, including safe childbirth, emergency obstetric care and prenatal and postnatal services. In the face of emergent challenges, the U.S. remains committed to UNFPA’s COVID-19 response as well as efforts to address global climate change. 

The U.S. furthers ending gender-based violence through its whole-of-government “Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally” and “The U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls.” Additionally, the “National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security” outlines the U.S. government’s goals of advancing women’s participation in peacebuilding, negotiations and conflict prevention. In humanitarian settings, the “Safe from the Start” initiative and “The U.S. Strategy to Support Women and Girls at Risk from Violent Extremism and Conflict” aim to prevent gender-based violence in crisis situations as well as protect survivors and those at risk as a result of conflict.

In 2021, UNFPA welcomed the return of the U.S. as a key donor and champion of women’s and girls’ health and rights. The U.S. and UNFPA share many common goals centered on promoting the health, livelihoods and dignity of women and girls worldwide. UNFPA also welcomed the U.S. announcement that it will provide core funding in the amount of $32.5 million in 2021 and restore co-financing for UNFPA's critical humanitarian and development work. 

The United States was the largest contributor to UNFPA’s global initiatives to eradicate gender-based violence in humanitarian contexts in 2016. These donations allowed UNFPA to provide expertise on responding to gender-based violence in crisis-affected communities and to define global standards for accountability. Its support enabled UNFPA to reach an estimated 11.4 million people in 55 countries with life-saving assistance through 481 mobile health clinics, 2,488 facilities that provided emergency obstetric care, and 485 safe spaces for women to escape gender-based violence.

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State
The United States supports UNFPA's work precisely because it is essential to the health and well-being of women around the world and directly contributes to the safety and prosperity of communities around the globe. The United States seeks to empower women and girls and advance gender equality, including promoting their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We will continue to strengthen this partnership with UNFPA to improve health outcomes and empower women and girls so they can realize their full potential.
Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

Key Results 2020

  • 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
    Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices
    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

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News & Updates

The United States, through the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the State Department, will provide US$3.4 million to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, to support the agency…
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One year after it resumed its funding, the United States of America has become UNFPA’s largest bilateral humanitarian supporter in 2021 to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.  With a record…
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17 November 2021 Read Story