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

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
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...
14 July 2017
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
Lorsqu’Anjana, 20 ans, a ressenti les premières douleurs de l’accouchement, elle n’avait aucune idée que sa vie était...
11 July 2017
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
Like many girls in Pecajbá, in Guatemala, Gladys Azucena Cho Cuc was forced to drop out when she reached secondary...
25 April 2017



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