Canada and the United Nations Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the primary international organization focused on population, demographics and reproductive health, including maternal health. Established in 1969, UNFPA has a mandate to support countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce poverty and ensure that:

UNFPA uses culturally sensitive approaches, focusing on vulnerable groups such as young people and women, promoting human rights and gender equality, and ensuring access to reproductive health care and commodities, including during humanitarian crises.


In 2011, with the support of Canada and other donors, UNFPA:

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