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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) plays an important part in the field of reproductive health and demographic development in developing countries. Its task is to raise awareness worldwide of the importance of these topics.

UNFPA cooperates with governments and non-governmental organisations in 150 countries. It has done much to have the principles and programmes adopted at the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development translated into practice: the topics of reproductive health and reproductive rights have thus found their way onto the political agenda in many countries.

UNFPA supports programmes which help women, men and young people with family planning and with preventing unwanted pregnancies. It works to provide qualified ante-natal and obstetric care, and helps stem the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases through its education work. UNFPA also works to foster gender quality and to stamp out violence against women.

In 2008 the UNFPA budget totalled 845.3 million US dollars. In the same year the BMZ contributed a total of around 19.4 million euros to support the work of the Fund, both towards its general budget and to fund individual projects.

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Daily News Building
220 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone: +1 / 212 / 2 97 50 00
Fax: +1 / 212 / 3 70 02 01

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