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

A young woman at a fistula-repair campaign in Batouri, Cameroon. Obstetric fistula is a life-altering childbirth injury that afflicts the world's most marginalized women. But it can be repaired – and prevented. © UNFPA Cameroon/Olive Bonga
Amina was married when she was just a child . Soon after, she became pregnant, and, at only 13 years old, she went into...
14 Julio 2017
Anjana rests with her newborn baby in Moulvibazar, Bangladesh. Both mother and baby survived an obstructed labour, thanks to the intervention of a midwife. © CIPRB/Animesh Biswas
When labour pains started for Anjana, 20, she had no idea her life was at stake. She was 36 weeks into her first...
11 Julio 2017
When Mae Esparcia returned to work after having a baby, she was able to access contraceptive pills through a workplace family planning programme. ©UNFPA Philippines/Mario Villamor
Seven months ago, Mae Esparcia, 30, gave birth to her first child, Maria Carmen. After her delivery, Ms. Esparcia, a...
7 Julio 2017



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UNITED NATIONS, New York -- Under the joint campaign Safe Birth Even Here, the Ministry of Public Health and Population
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London, United Kingdom, 11 July 2017― Nutrition Internation