United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • A Advocate
  • F Funder
  • I Implementer
  • R Researcher

Description

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Their mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA calls for the realization of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education. UNFPA works in more than 150 countries and territories that are home to the vast majority of the world’s people. Its mission: to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Guided by the 1994 Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), UNFPA partners with governments, civil society and other agencies to advance its mission. The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report, released in February 2014, revealed how much progress has been made and the significant work that remains to be done. The actions and recommendations identified in the report are crucial for achieving the goals of the ICPD Programme of Action and its linkage with the post-2015 development agenda. The work of UNFPA is based on the premise that all human beings are entitled to equal rights and protections. We focus on women and young people because these are groups whose ability to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health is often compromised. Our work on their behalf is informed by an understanding of population dynamics, human rights and cultural sensitivities.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Funding
  • Research - other

Secondary Functions

  • Program/Project Implementation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed

Other

  • Other

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • HIV and STIs
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

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Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top

Website

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Headquarters location(s)

  • New York, New York, United States of America

Country offices

  • N/A

Contacts

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

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Projects Back to Top

Research Project/Report/Study

My Body, My Life, My World Through a COVID-19 Lens

Network/Convening/Conference

Policy Dialogue on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Project/Program

Better Life For Girls

Research Project/Report/Study

World Population Dashboard

Network/Convening/Conference

Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD)

Project/Program

Joint Programme ("Menyumenyeshe")

Project/Program

AMAL (Hope) Initiative: Adolescent Mothers Against all Odds

Project/Program

Abriendo Oportunidades

Project/Program

Biruh Tesfa (“Bright Future”)

Project/Program

Rapariga Biz

Research Project/Report/Study

Accelerating Action to End Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescents and Youth Dashboard

Network/Convening/Conference

Better Life, Better Future

Project/Program

Global Programme to End Child Marriage

Project/Program

Project Lehar - Adolescent Girls' Empowerment Programme

Project/Program

Joint Programme on Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through Education

Project/Program

Clubs & Campus

Research Project/Report/Study

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of Youth Clubs on Women's Empowerment in Niger

Research Project/Report/Study

BALIKA (Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

A Young Advocate's Guide to Advancing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Stand with adolescent girls and young women during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Project/Program

Illimin Programme

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