A total of 104 governments contributed to total resources in 2006, five fewer than in the previous year. Governments and inter-organizational arrangements contributed $1,792 million, an increase of 16 per cent over 2005.
The United States contributed $261 million and was the largest government donor. The largest intergovernmental organization contributor was the European Commission, which donated $77 million.
from $289 million to $400 million as the fund- raising focus shifted away from the tsunami and earthquake emergencies.
The largest portion of private sector contributions to UNICEF is raised by the National Committees. In 2006, the Japan Committee for UNICEF contributed $134 million, the largest National Committee donation, followed by the German Committee for UNICEF at $133 million.
There was significant growth in private sector contributions to humanitarian assistance in 2005 in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami in late 2004 and the earthquakes in Asia in 2005. As a result, in 2006, income from the private sector, including from non-governmental organizations, decreased by 31 per cent to $799 million. ‘Other resources regular’ income also declined, but contributions to ‘regular resources’ increased by 38 per cent
With the exception of humanitarian funding, thematic funding increased by 40 per cent over 2005. Basic education and gender equality accounted for the largest percentage of thematic funding at $98 million, or 61 per cent. The Government of Norway made the largest total thematic contribution at more than $80 million.The largest increase was for Child Protection, which rose from nearly $7 million in 2005 to close to $26 million in 2006.
Policy, advocacy and partnerships1
Basic education and gender equality2
Young child survival and development3
HIV/AIDS and children
Integrated early childhood development4
THEMATIC CONTRIBUTIONS, 2004–2006
(in millions of US dollars)
1 Not in previous medium-term strategic plan (MTSP) cycle. 2 In previous MTSP cycle ‘Girls’ education’. 3 In previous MTSP cycle ‘Immunization plus’. 4 Not in current MTSP cycle.
UNICEF ANNUAL REPORT 2006