United Nations Population Fund

Data Center Description
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the world's largest
international source of funding for population and reproductive health
programmes. Since we began operations in 1969, the Fund has provided
nearly $6 billion in assistance to developing countries.

UNFPA works with governments and non-governmental organizations in
over 140 countries, at their request, and with the support of the
international community. We support programmes that help women, men
and young people:

-plan their families and avoid unwanted pregnancies
-undergo pregnancy and childbirth safely
-avoid sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) - including HIV/AIDS
-combat violence against women.

Website: http://www.unfpa.org/

[Summary provided by the United Nations.]