International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

Fédération internationale pour la planification familiale
Federación Internacional de Planificación de la Familia

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Founded 29 Nov 1952, Mumbai (India), when became a federation under present name at 3rd International Conference of the International Committee on Planned Parenthood, set up Sep 1949, following an international conference, Aug 1948, Cheltenham (UK). Previously also referred to in French as Fédération internationale pour le planning familial. Incorporated in UK by special Act of UK Parliament with effect from 1 Sep 1977. UK Registered Charity: 229476. Regulations most recently amended 1998.


Provide global services; advocate sexual and reproductive health and rights for all; encourage individuals and women in particular, to take control of their reproductive lives; promote equality between men and women, aiming to eliminate gender biases, especially those that threaten the well-being of women and girls.

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Provides clinics and facilities to provide counselling, gynaecological care, HIV/AIDS-related activities, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, mother and child health and abortion-related services; sets standards in contraceptive safety, programme management, service provision, working with young people and abortion services. Instrumental in setting up: European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF).


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (General); ECOSOC (Special) granted to IPPF-Africa Region and IPPF-South Asia Region; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Special Status); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status) - through its European Network; United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 48 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 163 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Reproductive System
  • Society
    • Women
  • Health Care
    • Birth Control

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality



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