United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA logoWhat is UNFPA?

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

To accomplish this, UNFPA works to ensure that all people, especially women and youngpeople, are able to access high-quality sexual and reproductive health services, including voluntary family planning, so that they can make informed and voluntary choices about their sexual and reproductive lives.

UNFPA supports:

  1. Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s population;
  2. The health of pregnant women, especially the 10-15 million who face life-threatening complications each year;
  3. Reliable access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year;
  4. Training of thousands of health workers to help ensure at least 80 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants;
  5. Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women;
  6. Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually;
  7. Prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are a leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old;
  8. Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years;
  9. Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster;
  10. Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning.

How we work

UNFPA works in more than 150 countries and territories that are home to the vast majority of the world’s people. 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.
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 Agenda 2030.

UNFPA Brussels Office

UNFPA Brussels Office represents the Fund vis-à-vis the European Union institutions and the ACP Group of States on all matters of mutual interest. This office also engages in outreach, information, advocacy and policy dialogue with the governments and other partners in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

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Contacting UNFPA in Brussels

UNFPA Brussels Office
14 Rue Montoyer
1000 Brussels
Tel : +32 2 550 1830
Fax : +32 2 5501833
Contact person: Ms. Sietske Steneker
Website: http://www.unfpa.org/europe

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