United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)


Organisation Type: UN Agency

About Us

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is a UN organization that aims to improve reproductive health and promote gender equality worldwide. Established in 1969, UNFPA focuses on ensuring that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA works with various partners, including governments, NGOs, and other UN agencies, to achieve its goals. Its activities include:

Supporting family planning and access to contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies.

Ensuring safe pregnancies and childbirth by improving maternal health care services.

Preventing and addressing gender-based violence, including harmful practices like child marriage and female genital mutilation.

Advocating for the rights of young people, including comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services.

Providing support in humanitarian crises, such as ensuring access to reproductive health care for women and girls in emergencies.

UNFPA also collects and analyzes data on population trends and demographic issues, which helps inform policy decisions and program development to address various challenges related to population growth and reproductive health.