Germany Pledges Significant Funding to the United Nations Development Programme, Investing in Solutions to some of Humanity’s Most Pressing Challenges

6. February 2023

State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Jochen Flasbarth, and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner sign Germany's official pledge of 76 million euros under UNDP's thematic trust fund, the Funding Windows, in New York on February 06, 2023.


New York, 6 February 2023 

Germany today formally confirmed its pledge of €76 million under UNDP’s thematic Funding Windows mechanism, enabling UNDP to tackle key development priorities.  

A symbolic signing event took place in New York between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development's Secretary of State Jochen Flasbarth and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.  

Building on an already strong partnership, Germany has invested €76 million through UNDP's thematic trust fund, the Funding Windows, to help deliver results around nine key flagship projects including the Ukraine Resilience Building and Recovery Programme, support for indigenous and community conserved areas, and UNDP’s support to countries to meet their goals on climate action.    

“We are grateful to the Government and people of Germany for their trust and critical support to UNDP. Your steadfast and generous investments in our work enables us to advance on key priority areas which make a real difference in peoples’ lives from tackling climate change, to transitioning to a nature-positive economy, strengthening the rule of law and access to gender justice, and building resilience against shocks and crises worldwide,” said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. 

Contributions are from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV); the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Federal Foreign Office (AA), and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). These resources add to the previous €221 million received from the Government of Germany though the Funding Windows since 2016, making it the top donor of UNDP’s thematic trust fund.    



UNDP's Funding Windows are a multi-donor, flexible funding mechanism that provides a strategic opportunity for partners to contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They are framed around four thematic areas: Poverty and Inequality; Governance, Peacebuilding, Crisis, and Resilience; Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment; and Nature, Climate, and Energy. Other contributing government partners are Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.  


Flagship Projects to be supported by Germany under the mechanism: 



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