Funds and funding

Contributions to UNFPA totaled $979 million in 2015. The amount includes $398 million to the organization’s core resources and $581 million earmarked for specific programmes or initiatives.
Core resources continue to be vital for UNFPA’s operations as they enable global reach, reduce transaction costs, permit the organization to focus on programmatic impact and leverage additional resources for greater results and maintain its ability to have universal presence, even in fragile contexts, such as in conflict zones or in refugee situations.
Core resources remain the bedrock of UNFPA operations, enabling the flexibility to plan effectively and respond to shifting global development challenges, and the changing circumstances and needs of pro- gramme countries.
In 2015, contributions to core resources were $79 million lower than in 2014, mainly because of unfavourable exchange rates between major contribution currencies and the US dollar.
Among earmarked contributions in 2015 were $77 million to support UNFPA Supplies and the UNFPA Maternal Health Thematic Fund, which includes the Campaign to End Fistula. These funds continued to drive UNFPA’s key agendas.


2 March 2017
Iceland Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson announced on 2 March 2017 that the country would triple its contributions to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The donation will be used to promote maternal health through UNFPA’s core budget, which enhances long-term planning and flexibility to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of girls and women.
1 March 2017
The European Union (EU) released a report today outlining their support to the UN over a two-year period from 2014 to 2015, highlighting joint work and progress on achieving peace, security, development and human rights. UNFPA promotes the reproductive rights of women and girls, with an emphasis on universal access to modern contraception and reproductive health to reduce maternal mortality and accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG 5.
30 January 2017
Sweden is increasing its contribution to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, from 504 million kronor in 2016 to 515 million kronor in 2017, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, Margot Wallström.