United Nations Population Fund

Manuela Bello Head of office

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

UNFPA supports reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s population

UNFPA in Albania is one of the 17 UN agencies, funds and programmes, participating in the 5-year the Programme of Cooperation for Sustainable Development agreed with the Government of Albania. The Programme is well aligned with the Albanian National Strategy for Development and Integration and it reflects national development priorities and international commitments, along with United Nations norms and standards.

UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives, Guided by the 1994 Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and contributing to achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The work of UNFPA is based on the premise that all human beings are entitled to equal rights and protections. We focus on women and young people because these are groups whose ability to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health is often compromised.

Since UNFPA started working, 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.

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Our work is mainly focused around two programme areas: Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Rule of Law, with some contribution to Environmental and Climate Change, and Economic Growth and Employment.

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