Finland is a key donor of multi-year and flexible funding to UNHCR and a leader in promoting inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian response around the world.
Finland is a staunch supporter of UNHCR and a key ally, providing multifaceted assistance ranging from resettlement to political and financial support. As a member of UNHCR's governing Executive Committee (ExCom) since 1979, Finland's support for UNHCR has been crucial in ensuring that the voices of refugees, IDPs and stateless persons around the world, including vulnerable women and girls, are heard amid humanitarian crises.
Finland adheres to the principles of the Grand Bargain, including the localization agenda and increasing the multi-year planning and funding of humanitarian aid, in line with UNHCR’s priorities. Multi-year core funding is an integral part of Finland's support to UNHCR, which enables the protection and assistance of forcibly displaced people in a predictable, timely and effective manner in new emergencies as well as protracted situations. UNHCR is Finland's largest multilateral recipient of humanitarian funding. Finland's flexible funding supports critical UNHCR programmes, including education, environment and GBV prevention and response.
In addition to flexible funding, and as per Finland's Global Refugee Forum commitments, Finland provides earmarked technical support to UNHCR to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action. The technical support aims to enhance the institutionalization of disability inclusion in all UNHCR’s activities.