UNICEF public sector partner
A steadfast partner, Sweden has long demonstrated its commitment to child rights. Together, we deliver results for children through UNICEF's development and humanitarian programmes across the globe. Sweden is a benchmark for strong, unrestricted and flexible partnership.
In 2021, the Government of Sweden was among the largest contributors of voluntary core and thematic funding support to UNICEF. Sweden's generous core support enabled UNICEF to allocate resources where they are most needed for the most vulnerable children, while encouraging innovative programming. In response to the deep inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden’s flexible funding enabled UNICEF to quickly deliver essential services for children in the poorest countries and communities.
Additionally, Sweden provided life-saving global thematic funding to child protection, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and education programmes and a total of $64.9 million to twenty humanitarian appeals, including to underfunded crises.
Since 2021, Sweden is also a leading partner in UNICEF's new innovation architecture. The UNICEF Office of Innovation was relocated to Stockholm in late 2021 and is instrumental for designing and delivering impact for and with children, to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals.
2021 contributions to UNICEF
Core Resources for Results: US$66 million
Other Resources (regular): US$121million
Other Resources (emergency): US$65 million
Total: US$252 million