Our funding for 2015-16:
In 2015-16, Australia provided $135.2 million (including $12.7 million in core funding) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and $41.1 million (including $21.0 million in core funding) to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). These contributions made up around 34 per cent of DFAT's overall contribution to the United Nation Development System in 2015-16, which totalled $519.4 million.
UNDP is the global development network of the United Nations. Its mandate is delivered through three key work areas: sustainable development pathways; inclusive and effective democratic governance; and resilience. In 2015, Australian funding to UNDP contributed to:
- 18.6 million people (50 per cent women) benefitting from improved livelihoods in 115 countries
- 1.35 million new jobs (42 per cent for women) being created in 94 countries
- over 68 million new voters being registered in 37 countries
- 2.1 million people in 33 countries gaining access to legal aid services
- 1,035 plans for disaster reduction and adaptation being put in place in 51 countries, and
- 9.7 million people (48 per cent women) expressing their vision for the future through the UNDP-hosted 'My World' global survey, the largest crowd-sourcing exercise in United Nations history.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) aims to protect and promote the rights of children, support child health and nutrition, protect children from violence, exploitation, and HIV, and works to expand children's opportunities to reach their full potential. In 2015, Australian funding to UNICEF contributed to:
- procuring 2.8 billion doses of vaccines for 95 countries, delivering vaccinations for 45 per cent of the world's children
- helping more than 39 million people secure access to drinking water and more than 18 million people secure access to sanitation
- supplying over 348,000 classrooms with education materials and reaching 7.5 million children in humanitarian situations with education support
- supporting the treatment of 1.9 million children with severe acute malnutrition in humanitarian situations
- facilitating improved learning outcomes and equitable inclusive education in 156 countries
- reaching 7.5 million children in humanitarian situations with education support, and
- providing 3.1 million girls and boys in 68 countries with mental health and psychosocial support during emergency situations.