The United Nations and its Funds, Programmes, and specialized agencies, is a global employer and actor that focuses on a many fundamental issues, including sustainable development, the environment, refugees, disaster relief and mitigation, human rights, HIV/AIDS, counter-terrorism, disarmament and non-proliferation.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. 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.
We are on the ground improving lives in more than 150 countries and territories that are home to the vast majority of the world’s people. We are a catalyst for action as well as advocacy. Through alliances and partnerships with governments, other UN agencies, civil society and the private sector, UNFPA makes a positive difference in the lives of billions of people, especially those most in need.