As part of an advocacy initiative under the United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence, a moving infographic has been developed that captures the rationale for why women and girl victims and survivors of violence need to access quality essential services as a matter of right. The participating UN agencies include: UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WHO, UNDP and UNODC. These infographics have been developed in collaboration with the International Center for Research on Women and Teal Media.
Learn about UNFPA's Maternal Health Thematic Fund, which aims to bring safe motherhood to some of the world's least developed countries.
A devastating earthquake jolted Nepal on 25 April 2015, affecting 5.6 million people and killing thousands. The needs of women and girls have been particularly acute. See how UNFPA responded.
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, talks about what role governments and civil society can play to help the world achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3, which calls for good health and well-being.
In Latin America young people are defending human rights and are demanding access to health services for people living with HIV.
Today Lena becomes a teenager. The world around her is full of possibilities. But also risks. See what opportunities and risks Lena and other girls and young women are facing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and how UNFPA is assisting the countries in the region to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
A country with both increasing numbers of young people and declining fertility has the potential to reap a ‘demographic dividend’ – a boost in economic productivity that occurs when there are growing numbers of people in the workforce relative to the number of dependents.