UNFPA in Afghanistan
DELIVERING A WORLD WHERE EVERY PREGNANCY IS WANTED, EVERY CHILDBIRTH IS SAFE, AND EVERY YOUNG PERSON'S POTENTIAL IS FULFILLED.
WE ARE THE LEAD UNITED NATIONS AGENCY THAT EXPANDS THE POSSIBILITIES FOR WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEAD HEALTHY SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE LIVES.
WE ARE ON THE GROUND IMPROVING LIVES IN MORE THAN 150 COUNTRIES.
WE ARE MAKING REAL PROGRESS - YET MORE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE...
United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA's Vision is that every child is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
UNFPA Mission is to promote the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. It supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
- build knowledge and capacity to respond to needs in population and family planning;
- promote awareness of population problems and possible strategies to deal with the problems;
- assist population problems in different countries, in the forms and means best suited to the individual countries' needs;
- assume a leading role in the United Nations system in promoting population programmes, and coordinate projects supported by the Fund.
Women's health and welfare, gender equality and population and development strategies are the three key areas of the UNFPA mandate in Afghanistan.
UNFPA's country program plan is based on the Program of Action document resulting from the September 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), coordinated by the United Nations in Cairo, Egypt.
This Programme of Action identified a set of specific, practical actions that can be taken at the national and international levels to implement the ICPD recommendations. Firmly rooted in a human rights framework, it emphasized the need to respect the rights of individual women and men and to reconcile their rights and aspirations with the objectives of macro-level development policies.
The ICPD Programme of Action recognized the need to empower women, as key to improving the quality of life of families, communities, and countries by integrating girls and women into the mainstream of sustainable development.
It brought to the fore a new paradigm of population and development, which affirmed that population is an integral part of sustained economic growth and sustainable development.