Global Fund welcomes support pledge by the Netherlands

    The Global Fund said it welcomed the decision by the Netherlands to commit a further €163.5 million for the period 2011-13. The Netherlands made the significant new funding pledge “despite a reduction in the country’s overall official development assistance (ODA) budget. The Global Fund noted. The Netherlands is “the tenth largest donor to the Global Fund and has been among the most generous in terms of its contributions as a percentage of gross national income. It has pledged more than €648 million, including this latest pledge, to the Global Fund since its creation in 2002.”