Strategic Partnerships

Successful sustainable development requires dynamic and inclusive strategic partnerships that involve a variety of stakeholders.

UNFPA works to develop partnerships that create shared opportunities and leverage on partners’ added value, to support the mandate of the Organization in achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, reduce maternal death and improve the lives of adolescents and youth.

The Organization is engaged in collaborations with stakeholders including the business sector, foundations, parliamentarians, civil society, academia and scientific institutions, as well as individuals and multi-stakeholder initiatives to make every partnership unique and ensure support to UNFPA’s programs.

Every Partnership is Unique: Tailored Strategies for Different Stakeholders

Business sector -  including national and multinational corporations, small and medium size enterprises and corporate foundations -  are key stakeholders to public-private-partnerships. They can provide financial resources, competencies, knowledge & innovation and can help increase the visibility of UNFPA’s work.

Independent philanthropic foundations -  are key source of additional funding and can support the visibility of UNFPA’s work as well as support the creation of an enabling environment.

Parliamentarians play a key role in supporting policies, legislative and accountability frameworks of Governments, in the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action within the 2030 Agenda.

Civil Society Organizations include a range of formal or informal stakeholders,  such as International and national non-governmental organizations; community-based organizations; philanthropic foundations; faith-based organizations; advocacy groups; trade unions; women's  groups; professional voluntary associations.

Academia and scientific institutions play an important role in the advancement of SDGs and are  thought leaders on innovation,  providing knowledge and  skills to support UNFPA’s activities.

High Net Worth Individuals can provide resources to UNFPA, as well as influence opinions and trends and speak in support of the Organization’s mandate and work.

Individuals can facilitate a conducive environment for UNFPA’s issues and participate in fundraising initiatives.

Partnerships with a purpose: our partners engagement framework


Resource Mobilization


Brain Power

Conducive Environment


20 September 2017 UNFPA, Baby Box Co., help Haitian mothers protect their babies during disasters
UNITED NATIONS, New York -- Under the joint campaign Safe Birth Even Here, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have launched the Baby Box project, a new initiative to allow mothers to protect their infants in harsh situations. The project, which is supported by Johnson & Johnson, will provide 2,500 Baby Boxes to Haitian mothers and babies still living with the consequences of Hurricane Matthew, which devastated much of the South West of the country in October 2016.
11 July 2017 Nutrition International and UNFPA partner to improve women and adolescent girls’ health

London, United Kingdom, 11 July 2017― Nutrition International and UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, announced today at the Family Planning Summit 2020 in London, a partnership to provide services...


Une jeune femme assiste à la campagne de sensibilisation pour la réparation des fistules à Batouri au Cameroun. La fistule obstétricale est l’une des lésions post-partum les plus dévastatrices, affectant en particulier les femmes les plus marginalisées de la société. Cette lésion pelvi-génitale peut être évitée et réparée chirurgicalement. © UNFPA Cameroun/Olive Bonga
14 July 2017 La vie de 33 femmes transformée
Amina s’est mariée alors qu’elle était encore enfant. Peu après, elle est tombée enceinte et, à l’âge de 13 ans à peine, a donné naissance à son bébé. Comme c’est le cas pour bon nombre de jeunes filles de son âge, le...
Anjana se repose aux côtés de son nouveau-né à Moulvibazar au Bangladesh. L’enfant et sa mère ont tous les deux survécu à une dystocie grâce à l’intervention d’une sage-femme. © CIPRB/Animesh Biswas
11 July 2017 Sauver les vies des mères et des nouveau-nés au Bangladesh
Lorsqu’Anjana, 20 ans, a ressenti les premières douleurs de l’accouchement, elle n’avait aucune idée que sa vie était en danger. Elle était alors enceinte de 36 semaines et c’était sa première grossesse. Un jour entier...