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Geneva Green Guide

United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA
Geneva Office
UN Population Fund
International Environment House
11-13 chemin des Anémones
CH-1219 Châtelaine (Geneva)
Tel: 
(+41 22) 917 85 71
Fax: 
(+41 22) 917 80 16
Contact: 

Leyla Alyanak, Senior External Relations Adviser, Email: alyanak@unfpa.org, Tel: (+41 22)917 85 71

Description

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.

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
1969
Staff: 
335 (Geneva and New York)
Chief/Director: 
Alana Armitage
Activities: 

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.
Cooperation: 

with UNEP, UN-HABITAT, WHO, UNHCR, ILO, UNAIDS, ITU and NGOs.

Publications: 

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

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Keywords: 
health
refugees & IDPs
human settlements
public awareness
capacity building
poverty
gender
education
population