United Nations Population Fund
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is a UN development agency engaged in campaigns, education, and consultations that promote women's empowerment, sexual, reproductive, and maternal health, and development strategies informed by population dynamics. Since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, UNFPA has worked on establishing universal access to reproductive health care and primary education by 2015, increasing safe birth rates, combating child marriage and female genital mutilation, and slowing HIV transmission; these goals were components of the Millennium Development Goals and have transitioned to support the 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Many programs target young adults to promote socioeconomic development. UNFPA focuses in part on preventing sexual violence following natural disasters and other emergencies. It has worked with faith leaders to spread reproductive health information, such as collaborating with the African Methodist Episcopal Church's Women’s Missionary Society on the Campaign to End Fistula.
January 1, 2008