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In an interview, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland, Ville Skinnari, explains why gender equality is Finland’s top priority in foreign and development policy.
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In an interview, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson, explains why his Government believes UN Women’s work is such an important priority for its multilateral aid.
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The Government of Japan is a vital partner in UN Women’s mission to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. UN Women and Japan work together in the areas of humanitarian action; women, peace and security; and preventing violent extremism in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Arab States. In an interview with UN Women, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Motegi Toshimitsu, highlights why realizing gender equality is an important goal for Japan.
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Japan is a vital partner in UN Women’s mission to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. In an interview with UN Women, Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Taro Kono, highlights why realizing gender equality is an important goal for Japan.
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In 2018, the Government of Norway contributed regular resources of USD 10.8 million to UN Women. In addition, the Government contributed USD 14.5 million in other resources support—bringing its overall 2018 contribution to approximately USD 25.4 million and making Norway UN Women’s third-largest contributor. In an interview, Minister of International Development of Norway, Nikolai Astrup, explains why gender equality is a top priority in foreign and development policy.
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In 2018, the Government of Finland contributed regular resources of USD 12.1 million to UN Women. In addition, the Government contributed USD 5.3 million in other resources support—bringing its overall 2018 contribution to approximately USD 18.7 million and making Finland UN Women’s seventh largest contributor. In an interview, Minister for Trade and International Development of Finland, Anne-Mari Virolainen, explains why gender equality is Finland’s top priority in foreign and development policy.
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In a recent interview with UN Women, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tøernæs, signals strong support for UN Women through core funding and through thematic initiatives, such as innovation. On 20 September, the Government of Denmark and UN Women will sign a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the coming four years.
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In a May 2017 interview, the Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen referred to his country’s combined core and non-core contribution of approximately USD 14.53 to UN Women in 2016, and urged other Member States to also step up and help UN Women deliver on its mandate of achieving gender equality by 2030. Finland has been one of UN Women’s largest donors, topping the list in 2014.
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In 2018, the Government of Sweden contributed regular resources of USD 19.9 million to UN Women. In addition, the Government, through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), contributed USD 35 million in other resources support—bringing its overall 2018 contribution to approximately USD 55 million and making Sweden UN Women’s largest funding partner. In an interview, former Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin explains why her Government believes UN Women’s work is such an important priority for its multilateral aid.
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Following the signing of the Australia-UN Women 2016-2020 Partnership Agreement on 16 December 2016, Julie Bishop, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, outlines why her Government believes funding UN Women is an important priority.
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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, refers to his Government's contribution of nearly USD 5 million to UN Women’s core budget and over USD 14 million to projects and programmes financed through its non-core budget, bringing Japan’s total funding for 2015 to USD 19,244,181 million – more than double its 2014 donation. In an interview, Minister Kishida reinforces messages by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underlining Japan’s commitment to gender equality and desire to become one of UN Women’s top contributors.
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Nicole Ameline has been a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) since 2008 and its Chair since 2013. She is a Deputy in the French National Assembly and, among the many roles she has held, was Minister for Equality in Employment. She currently sits on the French National Advisory Committee on Human Rights and the French Foreign Affairs Committee. She speaks to UN Women about the role of the CEDAW Convention and the Beijing Platform for Action, as we near its 20th anniversary.
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In an interview, Norway’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, refers to his country's continuous financial commitment as one of the top core donors to UN Women, calling UN Women an important partner that is on the right track and has been delivering.
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In an interview, the Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Martin Dahinden, refers to his Government's pledge to provide USD 15.4 million in core funding to UN Women in 2014, saying UN Women can play an essential role in the implementation of gender equality policies and the development of expertise world-wide, if it has sufficient resources.
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The Government of Denmark has announced additional 2013 end-of-year core funding of DKK 20 million (USD 3.7 million) for UN Women. This adds to its prior contribution in 2013 of USD 6.9 million – bringing Denmark’s overall 2013 contribution to approximately USD 10.6 million. In an interview, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Helveg Petersen says his country wants to strengthen UN Women’s role as the most important international agency for data collection and analyses on women’s empowerment and gender equality.
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The Government of Finland has announced additional end-of-year core funding of EUR 5 million (USD 6.8 million) for UN Women.
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As part of a new series highlighting UN Women partnerships, a look at efforts to confront gender-based violence with the Zonta International Foundation.
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As part of a new series highlighting UN Women partnerships with other UN entities, a look into our work with UN-Habitat to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in urban planning and sustainable development.