UNFPA South Africa
Areas of Work
4th Country Programme
The United Nations in South Africa has just signed a new Strategic Coopertive Framework (SCF) with the Government of South Africa.
This also marks the start of UNFPA South Africa's fourth Country Programme (2013 - 2017). UNFPA will be consolidating the progress and achievements of the past five years, while strengthening its strategic approach to future programming.
UNFPA and the Government formulated the fourth Country Programme through a multi-stakeholder consultative process based on the UN - Government of South Africa Strategic Cooperation Framework 2013-2017 outcome areas.
The new programme is aligned to other guiding frameworks such as the UNFPA revised strategic plan 2008-2013, Vision for 2030, and the National Population Policy+10 Review. Building of the strength of its partnership network, UNFPA and the Government will implement the programme in collaboration with other UN organizations, development partners and civil society.
The new programme will continue to work at the national and provincial levels and, in order to ensure that its strategies have maximum impact on the ground, it will have targeted interventions in eight of the 52 districts that have the least progressive indicators on poverty, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS prevalence, and gender-based violence, including sexual violence and harmful cultural practices.