“A more dynamic, effective and accountable UNFPA”
In September 2011, following an extensive review of UNFPA’s recent work, as well as the changing context within which it operates, a new, more focused Strategic Plan was adopted by the Executive Board. It will guide the Fund’s work through 2013.
“Through the new plan we seek to sharpen the focus of our work during the next two years from 2012 through 2013—based on evidence and lessons learned,” UNFPA Executive Director told the Executive Board. “These efforts will create a more dynamic, effective and accountable UNFPA.”
At the centre of the new plan is advancing the right to sexual and reproductive health by accelerating progress towards MDG5: to improve maternal health. Priority will be given to advancing two key MDG targets: to reduce maternal deaths and to achieve universal access to reproductive health, including family planning.
Through this sharpened focus, the Fund aims to improve the lives of underserved populations, especially women, youth and adolescents. These efforts will be guided by our expertise in population dynamics, human rights and gender equality, driven by country needs and tailored to the specific country context.
This intensified focus on the field is supported by the Fund’s recent reorganization, which included the establishment of five regional offices, supported by six subregional office. The aim was to locate more resources closer to the people we serve.