Sweden pledges an additional $9 million to UNDP for 2016

Sep 15, 2016

New York — The Swedish Government has pledged to increase its 2016 core contribution to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), providing an additional $9.4 million, subject to parliamentary approval, to help UNDP support the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries, respond to emergencies and crises worldwide, and improve UN coherence. With the $64 million provided earlier in the year, Sweden’s contribution to UNDP’s regular resources in 2016 totals $73 million.  This contribution by the Swedish Government enables predictable and flexible funding to help UNDP deliver on its strategic plan through 2017.

As one of UNDP’s top contributors to core resources, Sweden is a key UNDP partner in governance and peacebuilding. UNDP and Sweden align on these development priorities, as well as on mainstreaming the cross-cutting issues of gender equality, the environment, and climate change.  Core resources allow UNDP to help countries deliver on the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals.

2016 is a pivotal year for international development. UN Member States have agreed on several critical global issues, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Paris climate change agreement.

UNDP offers 50 years of experience in sustainable development and remains the partner of choice for governments and other actors across the globe to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Dylan Lowthian, dylan.lowthian@undp.org, +1 (212) 906-6389

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