United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. We promote universal access to reproductive health services (including family planning), we work to reduce maternal mortality and support countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.

About UNFPA in Serbia 

UNFPA office in Serbia opened in November 2006, and since then our work has been focused on promotion of reproductive health and rights, supporting policies targeting youth and older people and prevention of HIV among key populations. In addition, UNFPA supports national counterparts to implement programs that will promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The main objectives of UNFPA in Serbia are:

  • Promotion of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action Beyond 2014 and the post-2015 UN development agenda at national level;
  • Cooperation with and support to the Ministries and relevant government institutions in addressing the population data gaps, developing population programs, and addressing reproductive health and rights issues;
  • Support to the health system and Civil Society Organizations in addressing needs in the area of Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender Equality and Gender Based Violence;