UNICEF public-sector partner
A long-standing partner, Germany was the second largest contributor to UNICEF in 2020, playing a critical role in improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the world.
Our partnership with the Government of Germany focuses on the Middle East; West Africa; Eastern and Southern Africa; and Turkey, Ukraine and in other contexts to overcome crises. Key programming priorities include health; HIV/AIDS prevention; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); education; nutrition; child protection; social inclusion; gender equality and humanitarian response.
In 2020, Germany continued its strong investment in unearmarked, multi-year core contributions to UNICEF. It was the top resource partner to child protection, water sanitation and hygiene safe (WASH) and clean environments and social protection, inclusion and governance programme areas.
To provide greater access to economic opportunities and boost livelihoods among unemployed youth in Lebanon, Germany funded an innovative WASH cash for work programme. Over 2,700 youth received training and paid work opportunities. In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a four-year programme, implemented jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and United Nations World Food Programme, aims to bring relief to over 350,000 people living in rural areas - most of them smallholder farmers. The integrated approach of this FAO-UNICEF-WFP project is boosting food security and nutrition as well as promoting peace.
2020 contributions to UNICEF
Regular Resources: US$102 million
Other Resources (regular): US$586 million
Other Resources (emergency): US$56 million
Total: US$744 million