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.


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.