UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person's potential is fulfilled.
UNFPA offers assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition, at their request. It is the world's largest international source of population assistance and channels about a quarter of all population assistance from donor nations to developing countries. Since it began operations in 1969, the Fund has provided some US$5 billion in assistance.
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
is UNFPA's Executive Director and holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Within its activities, UNFPA makes sure that:
- Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (PoA)
is advanced and monitored
- Reproductive health improves
- Population data are generated and utilized
- Millennium Development Goals are met
- Motherhood becomes safer
- Adolescents and youths are supported
- HIV and AIDS are prevented
- Gender equality is promoted
- A culturally sensitive approach is used
- Human rights are protected
- Reproductive health supplies are secured
- Assistance is given during emergencies