The United Nations Population Fund also known as United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) is the lead UN agency that works with a mission to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child’s birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
UNFPA works in more than 150 countries and territories that are home to the vast majority of the world’s people.
The work of UNFPA is based on the premise that all human beings are entitled to equal rights and protections. It focuses on women and young people because these are groups whose ability to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health is often compromised.
- Population dynamics
- Maternal and newborn health
- Family planning
- HIV and STI prevention services
- Gender equality and reproductive rights
- Young people’s SRH and sexuality education
Empowering Individuals and Governments: UNFPA adopts a human rights-based approach throughout its work. This entails educating individuals and communities about their human rights, so that they can then demand the respect and basic services they are entitled to. This approach also involves empowering governments to fulfill these rights.
Advocate for action: UNFPA amplifies its impact by empowering governments to deliver on their promises to women and young people.