UNFPA

About UNFPA

As The United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, the mission of UNFPA is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA SUPPORTS

Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – which are home to more than 80 percent of the world’s population.

The health of pregnant women, especially the 1 million who face life-threatening complications each month.

Reliable access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year.

Training of thousands of health workers to help ensure at least 90 percent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants.

Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women.

Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually.

Prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are the leading cause of death for girls 15 – 19 years old.

Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years.

Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster.

Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning.