Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA is the lead United Nations entity for reproductive health and rights for all, working in over 155 countries.

UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA ensures women have access to family planning and safe birth services, and keeps girls free from harmful practices.

A vision for 2030 – UNFPA’s goals for the Sustainable Development Agenda

Zero maternal deaths

Zero unmet demands for family planning

The elimination of harmful practices against women and girls

275 MillionCondoms

distributed by UNFPA in 2016

8.2 MillionPregnancies

and deliveries attended by 23,500 UNFPA-supported midwives between 2014 & 2016

34 MillionUnintended

pregnancies prevented by UNFPA between 2014 & 2016

Learn about UNFPA programs

Friends of UNFPA supports the following areas of UNFPA’s work:

Family Planning

UNFPA is the lead United Nations agency increasing access to family planning services. Through programs around the world, UNFPA empowers women to determine if and when to have children.


Safe Motherhood

UNFPA strives to ensure every woman can deliver life safely without fear of losing her own. By working with governments, civil society, and other United Nations agencies, UNFPA provides emergency obstetric services, trains health professionals, and strengthens health systems.


Humanitarian Response

UNFPA addresses the reproductive health needs that are often overlooked during humanitarian crises. During and after disasters, UNFPA deploys hygiene materials, contraception, and obstetric supplies, and trains health personnel to help vulnerable women and young people in crisis.


Treating and Preventing Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury caused by prolonged labor and lack of access to maternal health services. Through treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention UNFPA works to end obstetric fistula.


Ending FGM

UNFPA works to end the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM. Through a culturally sensitive approach, UNFPA educates communities and partners with local organizations to encourage abandonment of the practice.

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