You are here

About Us

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA is formally named the United Nations Population Fund. The organization was created in 1969, the same year the United Nations General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.”

UNFPA calls for the realization of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education. A few years ago, UNFPA launched efforts to achieve three transformative results, ambitions that promise to change the world for every man, woman and young person:

  • Ending unmet need for family planning
  • Ending preventable maternal death
  • Ending gender-based violence and harmful practices

UNFPA has been working in Papua New Guinea for over 20 years, since 1996. UNFPA is a catalyst for progress in Papua New Guinea. Working with governments and through partnerships with other United Nations agencies, civil society and parliamentarians, we make a genuine difference in the lives of millions of people, especially the most vulnerable.