UN Population Fund

In Brief

1984, UNFPA, New York

Description

(1984, New York and 150 country offices; www.unfpa.org).

Vision: a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Areas of concern: 1) population and development strategy (migration, aging, climate change, urbanization); 2) sexual and reproductive health (voluntary family planning: some 220 million women worldwide who wish to delay or avoid pregnancy lack access to effective contraception); 3) gender equality and women’s empowerment (strong emphasis on human rights); 4) adolescents and youth (one-quarter of world’s population: 1.8 billion); 5) HIV-AIDS. Publishes annual State of World Population and other reports. Executive Director: Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin (Under-Secretary-General of UN).

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