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UNFPA launches bold new family planning strategy at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2022 in Thailand

14 November 2022

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand - 15 November 2022 - As the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency and world leader in providing family planning services, UNFPA today unveils a new global family planning strategy, "Expanding Choices – Ensuring Rights in a Diverse and Changing World", which broadens our role to capture the full range of fertility and contraceptive policies and services needed to end unmet need for family planning by 2030.

Rapid population growth, conflict, migration, urbanization, environmental degradation and declining fertility are megatrends and emerging issues that are reshaping entire communities and societies. As the world changes all around us, achieving universal access to family planning takes on new urgency. 

UNFPA recognizes the scale of the challenge — the need, opportunity and responsibility to expand choices and ensure rights amid this evolving landscape. Through the new strategy, UNFPA is reframing its approach towards meeting family planning needs in the current decade. Drawing on lessons learned over the past decade, the strategy will shift UNFPA’s work in key ways to drive progress towards 2030: 

  • Building decisive leadership for family planning as the foundation of sexual and reproductive health and rights. This vision goes beyond contraception to encompass a range of sexual and reproductive health issues — including infertility — as well as beyond a health sector response to changing social norms, laws and policies to enable all individuals to realize their reproductive intentions.
  • Breaking down silos to integrate family planning across all that UNFPA does. Repositioning family planning as a foundation of health, development and economic growth, through innovation, use of evidence-based high-impact practices, and responding to emerging needs. 
  • Fostering a shift from the reliance of countries on external funding to sustainable financing, including supporting countries to invest domestic resources.


  • To learn more, download the full PDF
  • Watch the launch of the new UNFPA Family Planning Strategy LIVE at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2022 in Pattaya City, Thailand, on Tuesday, 15 November | 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ICT. Watch the livestream here!

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