Photo: Students take a break on a Peshawar street prior to their evening classes.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA focuses on advancing women’s and young people’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights. Since 1970, UNFPA in Pakistan has supported:

  1. Sexual and reproductive health information and services;
  2. Adolescents and youth;
  3. Women’s empowerment and gender equality;
  4. Population and development.

Our programmes expand across the country with tailored interventions for local contexts. We do this through:

  • Gender-responsive and youth-friendly policies, laws and initiatives;
  • Advocacy for increased investments in health and education;
  • Strengthened capacities of government and civil society institutions for youth-led sexual and reproductive health programmes and partnerships;
  • Alliances and strategies to reduce gender inequality;
  • Integrated and multi-sectoral approaches to population dynamics and its linkages to development;
  • Communication strategies that address social norms change;
  • Enhance government partnership with private and civil society sectors.

Working with government, civil society partners and other humanitarian agencies, UNFPA Pakistan advocates for the integration of  gender and sexual and reproductive health issues by increasing awareness and commitment among policy makers, decision-makers and program managers and strengthening partnerships with national entities to improve coordination for effective preparedness and response.

UNFPA is aligned with national priorities (Pakistan 2025 Vision), the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF 2018-2022), UNFPA Strategic Plan (2018-2021), International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and Family Planning 2020 commitments.