United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
The Fund has three main areas of work: to help ensure universal access to reproductive health, including family planning and sexual health; to support population and development strategies that enable capacity-building in population programming; and to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality. Increasingly, UNFPA works with environment and sustainable-development organizations to address the impact of population growth on the environment.
The Geneva office works on:
- coordinating policy and working with European institutions and organizations based in Europe;
- advocacy for population issues, especially in the European region;
- fund-raising in Europe;
- maintaining relations with professional and scientific institutions working on population issues; and
- project screening and outreach.
with UNEP, UN-HABITAT, WHO, UNHCR, ILO, UNAIDS, ITU and NGOs.
Population and Environment; Population and Sustainable Development; Population, Environment and Poverty Linkages; Global Population and Water; Population and Poverty; The State of World Population; UNFPA Annual Report; Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. See the website