Sweden approves policy engagement strategies with UNDP and UNFPA
The Swedish government has adopted two new organizational strategies that will guide its core support and policy engagement with two United Nations (UN) agencies for 2017-2021: the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Strategic priorities with UNFPA include gender equality and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, with focus on young girls. With UNDP, strategic priorities include UN reform; democratic governance, human rights, and the rule of law; climate change, resilience, and environmentally sustainable development; and conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction.
Sweden is the largest core donor to UNFPA and the second-largest core donor to UNDP, providing 6% and 11.6% of the agencies' total support in 2016 respectively.