Statement on the United States Decision to Again Withhold Funding from UNFPA

12 March 2018

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America to withhold funds from UNFPA for the second consecutive year.

This unfortunate decision will impede UNFPA’s crucial work to protect the health and lives of hundreds of millions of women and girls around the globe, including in humanitarian settings. Therefore, UNFPA hopes that the United States will reconsider its position.

In light of the United States decision to again withhold funding, UNFPA is grateful to donor countries who have increased their contributions to sustain the life-saving services we provide.

UNFPA strives to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.


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