UNICEF public sector partner
The Government of Germany underlined its strong commitment to children’s rights and UNICEF’s mandate in 2022, continuing as UNICEF’s second-largest resource partner for the third year in a row, contributing a generous $1.047 billion.
Our collaboration with the German government spans a broad spectrum of key areas including climate resilience, the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, gender equality and humanitarian action. UNICEF and Germany are together committed to resilience-building, enabling us to strengthen the ability of communities and national systems to withstand and respond to crises. This has also included Germany’s support to new instruments to strengthen climate resilience as well as a strong focus on gender-transformative approaches as a prerequisite for lasting peace, security, and development. Furthermore, Germany’s flexible humanitarian support enabled us to respond promptly and effectively to changing needs. This approach was particularly beneficial during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing us to swiftly pivot and cater to the emergent needs of children and families.
The strong, value-based partnership extends to various German ministries and partners, such as the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, BMZ), the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt, AA) and the German parliament. Germany's consistent investment in UNICEF, marked by its unearmarked core contributions and support for flexible resources, reflects its robust commitment to multilateralism and our shared goals. The partnership pursues a multi-sectoral approach, including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Safe and Clean Environments, Nutrition, Health and Social Protection. Germany's approach to joint programming with UNICEF and other UN agencies builds on the complementarity of our respective mandates to achieve results for children and their families in the Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Africa, and East and Southern Africa.
The generous financial support from Germany in 2022 included $98 million in Regular Resources, $690 million in Other Resources (regular), and $259 million in Other Resources (emergency). Our collaboration with Germany has had tangible impacts on our development interventions and humanitarian responses, from the Sahel to Afghanistan, from the Horn of Africa to Ukraine, strengthening resilience and social cohesion, pandemic preparedness and global food security, supporting GBV and MHPSS programmes and addressing forgotten crises.
In the face of multiple and overlapping crises with increasing levels of fragility across countries and regions we work together to address some of the most urgent issues, preserving development gains to pursue the rights of children and the SDGs at a critical point, as we are at the halftime of the Decade of Action, and not losing focus. The German government's unwavering commitment to flexible funding facilitates our work in regions with pressing needs, ensures our ability to respond to crises promptly and effectively and allows us to pursue the realization of our mandate, upholding every child's right and creating a better world for all.
2022 contributions to UNICEF
Regular Resources: US$98 million
Other Resources (regular): US$690million
Other Resources (emergency): US$259million
Total: US$1,047 million