United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population
Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas
Established Jul 1967, as Trust Fund for Population Activities. Became operational and name changed to United Nations Fund for Population Activities -- Fonds des Nations Unies pour les activités en matière de population -- Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para Actividades en Materia de Población 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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