UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)

UNFPA profile

  • Overview

    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.

    Improving maternal health, MDG5, is a key UNFPA priority and the MDG target lagging the furthest. Important UNFPA initiatives include the Maternal Health Thematic Fund, the Campaign to End Fistula and numerous partnerships to advance safe motherhood. Further, as the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. UNFPA helps governments gather adequate information about population dynamics and trends to create and manage sound policies and generate the political will to address both current and future human needs. UNFPA supports governments in these tasks, including censuses, surveys and population and development-related research and analysis. Key areas of focus include migration, ageing, climate change and urbanization. UNFPA continues to work towards ending of gender-based violence and limiting spread of sexually-transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. We actively seek partnerships with the private sector designed to leverage the core competencies of both organizations, to achieve and scale advancements in maternal and reproductive health in developing countries around the world.

    Partnerships are sought to support healthcare workforce training across the health system including midwives and community based healthcare workers; support adolescent and youth education; build awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention; and support the safe delivery of newborns.

    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Issue areas

    Child Labour; Children's Rights; Education; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Rule of Law; Women's Empowerment; Youth

    Disasters

    Jul 2011 - Horn of Africa: Drought; Oct 2010 - Haiti: Cholera Outbreak; Jul 2010 - Pakistan: Floods; Jan 2010 - Haiti: Earthquakes; Yemen; Chad; State of Palestine; West Africa; Kenya; Zimbabwe; Uganda; Dem. Rep. of Congo; Afghanistan; Central African Republic; Iraq; Sudan; Somalia

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 54 countries (click to show)
    Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Congo (Democratic Republic of the); Cote d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mayotte (France); Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Reunion (France); Rwanda; Saint Helena; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan (Republic of); Sudan; Swaziland; Togo; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania; Western Sahara; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Americas: 40 countries (click to show)
    Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe (France); Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela
    Asia: 33 countries (click to show)
    Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; China - Macau (Special Administrative Region); Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Georgia; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor Leste; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Vietnam
    Europe: 43 countries (click to show)
    Albania; Austria; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Holy See; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Ukraine; United Kingdom
    Middle East: 19 countries (click to show)
    Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; State of Palestine; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    Oceania: 26 countries (click to show)
    American Samoa; Australia; Cook Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; Guam; Heard and McDonald Islands; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Nauru; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Niue; Norfolk Island; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Pitcairn; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Automobiles & Parts; Banks; Financial Services; Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Insurance; Media; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications