About UNFPA

UNFPA is an international organization that delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. We are the lead United Nations agency that expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives.

 

• UNFPA accelerates progress towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including voluntary family planning and safe motherhood. It also advances the rights and opportunities of young people. We are on the ground improving lives in more than 140 countries.

 

• UNFPA is a catalyst for action and advocacy. Through alliances and partnerships with Governments, other United Nations Agencies, society organisations and the private sector, we make a positive difference in the lives of billions of people, especially those most in need. We’re making real progress – yet more work needs to be done.

 

• Fewer women are dying in childbirth, more unwanted pregnancies are prevented, and young people’s opportunities have expanded. But much more needs to be done in order to achieve a healthy and just world.

 

• UNFPA helps countries use population data to anticipate future challenges. We provide empowering technical guidance, policy advice, training and support. And we advocate that the reproductive health and rights of women and young people remain at the very heart of development

 

Learn more about UNFPA: http://www.unfpa.org

 

UNFPA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO) was established in July 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand, and became fully staffed and operational in early 2009 to provide a key link between UNFPA’s organization-wide vision, strategies, policies and analyses, on one hand, and the needs of the region and programme countries therein, on the other.

 

Learn more about Asia and the Pacific Regional: http://asiapacific.unfpa.org/public/pid/1653