Norway commits $150 million to UNICEF for the next three years

25 April 2019

NEW YORK, 25 April 2019 – Norway will be contributing $150 million to UNICEF over the next three years to help provide education, protection and health services to some of the most vulnerable children around the world.

“Flexible and predictable funding is critical to UNICEF’s support to children and young people in need all over the world. Norway is among the largest contributors of voluntary core contributions and thematic funding support to UNICEF,” said Norway’s Development Minister Dag Inge Ulstein. “We are committed to the Secretary-General's reform agenda and his vision for funding that is multi-year, predictable, flexible and timely,” Minister Ulstein added.

Norway is one of UNICEF’s top 5 government partners, contributing $206 million to UNICEF in 2018.

Norway is also one of the top contributors to UNICEF's core funding which offers flexible funding allowing UNICEF to allocate resources where they are most needed.

“Millions of children around the world are denied their right to education, health and protection,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. “This generous contribution from Norway will go a long way in helping us realize their rights and keep many of them healthy, safe, protected and at school.” 

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