Denmark is UNHCR’s sixth largest government donor and one of the strongest supporters of UNHCR’s operations around the world.
Denmark is UNHCR’s sixth largest government donor and one of the strongest supporters of UNHCR’s operations around the world. Denmark is a founding member of UNHCR’s governing Executive Committee (ExCom) and played a key role in discussions around the establishment of the Global Compact on Refugees and the Solutions Alliance. This demonstrates a shared commitment to more sustainable and solutions-oriented responses to the situation of refugees, stateless persons, returnees and internally displaced people. Denmark is a strong supporter of multi-year planning and programming for solutions, and of creating systematic engagement with development actors. Denmark hosts UNHCR’s presence in the UN City in Copenhagen, where staff from the UNHCR Education, Global Data Service, and Private Sector Partnerships teams are located.
Denmark is a key partner to UNHCR in the protection of refugees, stateless persons, returnees and internally displaced people. Denmark’s financial support to UNHCR is unwavering and timely. Nearly 80% of its annual contribution comes at the start of each year in the form of unearmarked or flexibly earmarked contributions. Denmark is the fifth largest government contributor of unearmarked funding to UNHCR. The flexibility and predictability of these contributions allows UNHCR to not only act quickly with life-saving assistance when faced with new crises, but also supports under-resourced situations to continue implementing programmes. Denmark and UNHCR also share a commitment to securing sustainable solutions for refugees and displaced people, as exemplified through Denmark’s multi-year commitment of funds for solutions in protracted situations and for creative solutions to displacement.