21 July 2017
2017 – London Family Planning Summit
Norway has revitalized its FP2020 commitment in support of Every Woman Every Child by increasing its core contribution to UNFPA by 25 percent, up to 500 mill NOK (today approx. 60 million USD) per year. To expand access to quality reproductive commodities for women in the poorest countries, we will provide an additional 50 mill NOK (today approx. 19 mill USD) in direct support to UNFPA Supplies including the new bridging mechanism. Building on our “She Decides”-pledge in February, we will in total support civil society organizations engaged in SRHR and safe abortion with approximately 409 mill NOK (today approx. 50 million USD) up to 2020. Young people are key to our common future. Together with UNFPA and other partners, Norway will take an international initiative to expand comprehensive sexuality education to protect the health and well-being of adolescents, and enable them to make good life choices. On top of our large investments in girls’ education and global health, we will increase our investments for SRHR by approximately 700 mill NOK (today approx. 85 million USD) in 2017-2020. Only this way can girls thrive, complete secondary school, get a job, and on equal terms become a full part of society.
Norway commits to doubling its annual contribution to GAVI between 2010-2015, from NOK 500 million in 2010 to NOK 1000 million in 2015. This amounts to an increase of NOK 100 million in 2012.
2012—London Family Planning Summit
Norway intends to more than double our support over the next eight year for family planning and to provide an additional 200 million USD over the period 2013 through 2020. This contribution is in support of DFID (UK) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Family Planning Summit and the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, and will contribute to fill the financing gap of 4 billion USD that will provide family planning services and devices to 120 million people in the poorest countries.
2012—Saving Mothers, Giving Life
Norway intends to provide an allocation of up to 500 million NOK (app equivalent to 80 million dollars) over five years to the Saving Mothers, Giving Life partnership (Norway, US government, Merck, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Every Mother Counts). In the Partnership Norway will provide co-leadership globally, including by mobilizing international support through partnerships with African leaders and with other donor governments. The partnership will be drawing on related global and regional initiatives such as the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child. The Government of Norway will – as a Founding Participant in the Saving Mothers, Giving Life partnership – support program implementation with a particular focus on promoting sustainability.
Norway will increase its contribution to the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by 20% for the next 3 years, making a total contribution in 2011-13 of USD 225 million. This is in addition to the commitment made in June as part of the Muskoka initiative of USD $500 million for the period 2011-2020, partly subject to the annual budgetary process.