United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population
Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas

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URL: https://www.unfpa.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unfpa
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/unfpa

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Became operational in 1969.

UN General Assembly resolution 3019 (XXVII), 18 Dec 1972, placed the Fund under its own authority, designating as governing body the Governing Council of E-XE3382 - UNDP (changed in 1993 to UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board).

Resolution 34/104, 14 Dec 1979, affirmed UNFPA as a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), linked to E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, in the framework of F-XF1000 - United Nations System.

Current title adopted 11 Dec 1987, when UN General Assembly adopted ECOSOC decision 1987/175 of 8 Jul 1987, retaining the abbreviation UNFPA.


Promote the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity; support countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, every young person's potential is fulfilled; advance the Programme of Action endorsed by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, emphasizing interdependence of population and development focusing on meeting individual needs rather than demographic targets; promote cooperation and coordination among UN system organizations, bilateral agencies, governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector in addressing issues of population and development reproductive health, gender equality and women's empowerment.


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Joint Executive Board with UNDP, under policy supervision of ECOSOC. Headquarters in New York NY (USA).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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