UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
UNFPA – the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency – works in more than 150 countries to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
UNFPA works to enable people to decide on their own childbearing which is a human right. UNFPA supports access to a range of contraceptive methods and access to information including comprehensive sexuality education for youth.
UNFPA supplies medicines and equipment for women to deliver safely. UNFPA supports the education of midwives; strengthening of health systems also to provide emergency services such as C-sections and to treat birth injuries such as obstetric fistula.
UNFPA works to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. UNFPA also focuses on eliminating harmful practices, including FGM and child marriage, and helps to engage men and boys to advance gender equality.
UNFPA provides access to contraception and safe births in humanitarian settings and have a particular responsibility to coordinate interventions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in emergencies.
UNFPA in UN City
In Denmark, UNFPA has two entities: UNFPA Nordic Representation Office liaises with partners including governments, members of parliaments, civil society organizations, academia and media in the Nordic countries.
UNFPA Supply Chain Management Unit handles procurement of contraception and related commodities to developing countries. UNFPA is the largest global procurer of contraceptives for public funds. In total, UNFPA has around 90 staff members in UN City.