Partner spotlight: Denmark

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The partnership between the Government of Denmark and UN Women is governed by a Strategic Partnership Agreement 2020–2022 and is one of strong cooperation and collaboration. Since 2011 and the establishment of UN Women, the Government of Denmark has been a key partner and strong advocate of the defence of women’s and girls’ rights globally.

As a fundamental financial partner, Demark remains among the 10 largest contributors to UN Women’s total resources. In 2019, Denmark was the ninth-largest contributor to the entity’s total resources and the sixth-largest contributor to regular resources with USD 9 million. Between 2011 and 2019 it has provided to UN Women’s regular resources an aggregate contribution of USD 78.8 million. Through earmarked contributions, Denmark has enabled UN Women to establish its innovation fund.

The Government of Denmark and UN Women hold annual high-level consultations to review their partnership and strengthen their commitment to gender equality. The alignment of UN Women’s mandate and the priorities of the Danish Development policies focuses on the promotion of all human rights—economic, social, cultural, civil, and political—especially on women’s rights and equal access to decision-making, resources, and opportunities. This is exemplified with the wide range of geographical and thematic areas the Danish Government supports, from ensuring a gender-responsive democratization process in Ethiopia to the integration of gender equality and women’s rights into the decentralization and law enforcement reforms at the national level in Ukraine.

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Partner quote: Denmark

Rasmus Prehn, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation

“Denmark is very proud to work with UN Women and appreciates the great work of UN Women. Working with women and girls is high on the agenda for Denmark.” —Rasmus Prehn, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation