Funds and funding

Contributions to UNFPA totaled $1,068 million in 2017. The amount includes $350 million to the organization’s core resources and $718 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 programme countries.
Among earmarked contributions in 2017 were $134 million to support UNFPA Supplies and the UNFPA Maternal Health Thematic Fund, which supports midwifery programmes, the Campaign to End Fistula and other actions to protect the health and lives of mothers. These funds continued to drive UNFPA’s key agendas.


11 July 2017
The government of Belgium has generously pledged to increase its regular core contribution of €7 million by €2 million over the next four years. Belgium has also pledged an additional €2 million to the UNFPA Supplies programme, a mechanism that provides contraceptives and other reproductive health commodities in high-need countries.
19 May 2017
UNFPA’s work on behalf of vulnerable women and adolescents received a boost recently when the Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Romain Schneider, confirmed a donation totaling €2,686,600. About €0.4 million will go to UNFPA Supplies, a mechanism that provides contraceptives and other reproductive health commodities in high-need countries. Some €1,686,600 will go to a maternal health project in Mongolia. And €1.6 million will be given to core funds, which enable flexibility in programming.
3 March 2017
The Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Isabella Lövin, announced on 2 March 2017 an increase of SEK 200 million – equal to over $22 million – to support sexual and reproductive health and rights, an increase is its core contribution to UNFPA from SEK 515 million to SEK 545 million. Sweden is already the largest contributor to core resources in UNFPA, and one of the largest contributors globally to sexual and reproductive programmes.