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

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Resource Mobilization

CONSOLIDATION AND BRAND POSITIONING OF UNFPA

Brain Power

Conducive Environment

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Actualités

Indigenous girls in northern Guatemala must often travel great distances to get to school, a factor that leads to high drop out rates. Bicycles help them stay in school. © UNFPA/Alejandro De León
25 April 2017 With bicycles, impoverished indigenous girls in Guatemala get a taste of freedom
Like many girls in Pecajbá, in Guatemala, Gladys Azucena Cho Cuc was forced to drop out when she reached secondary school. The high school was simply too far from home. In rural communities around here, girls travel an...
A community leader makes his way to the tent of a pregnant 14-year-old former child bride. “I am worried about the delivery,” said the girl’s father. © UNFPA/David Brunetti
20 March 2017 Girls in crisis settings overlooked for life-saving care, say health advocates
“To be pregnant in the middle of a humanitarian setting is already a dangerous situation, but for girls aged 15 to 19 the risk of pregnancy-related death is already twice as high than for somebody in their twenties. For...

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