Resources and Funding

All UNFPA funding is voluntary. UNFPA mobilizes financial resources from governments and other partners to support programmes that aim to achieve the "three zeros" – zero unmet need for family planning, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero harmful practices and gender-based violence – and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Core resources are contributions without restrictions. Every success, every result, starts with core funding. UNFPA, with unique expertise and extensive presence in more than 150 programme countries, including in crisis situations, uses core funding to effectively provide essential sexual and reproductive health services to those most in need.

Core resources enable global reach and reduce transaction costs. They allow UNFPA to focus on programmatic impact, leverage additional resources for greater results and maintain its ability to have a universal presence, even in fragile contexts such as in conflict zones or in refugee situations. Every year, UNFPA launches a campaign to mobilize core resources from a diverse group of donors.

As of 30 May 2021, the number of UNFPA Core Contributors is 52. UNFPA's target is 110 donors by end of year. 

Why core funding matters

 

Non-core resources include the following funding and financing instruments:

Other resources include consolidated global financing mechanisms and innovative financing models and instruments such as blended finance, impact investment bonds, financial and insurance products, social entrepreneurship, debt swaps and guarantees.

Successful sustainable development also requires dynamic and inclusive strategic partnerships.

UNFPA thanks its funding partners for their support in 2020. Special thanks to our Top 20 donors.

Related content

Resources
The Top 20 Donors 2020 brochure presents recent funding trends, share and volume of core and non-core contributions, number of core donors and ranking of donors for the current year.
Updates

Bayer, the global life science company specializing in health care and nutrition, is donating US$0.5 million and over $3.8 million in products to the UNFPA Supplies Partnership, which seeks to secure the essential contraceptive supplies and maternal health medicines required

Updates
The Government of Japan has committed $1.4 million to support UNFPA’s work in Iran, aimed at improving maternal health for Afghan refugees and host community women and young girls to ensure no one is left behind.

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