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.

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