United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA was established in 1969. It is the world's largest international source of funding for population and reproductive health. The UNFPA is headquarterd in New York.


Since 1966, the United Nations has supported countries wishing to implement a new population policy. Today, it is the UNFPA that co-ordinates population issues within the UN system. It supports programmes in 150 countries, with a large number of regional offices worldwide.

The mandate of the UNFPA includes a number of issues in the area of population politics. Some examples:

  • family planning
  • maternal and child health
  • awareness campaigns.
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More on UNFPA

  • The UNFPA website provides background information, news, full text reports and publications, such as:
  • Population data and statistics
  • Together with the UNDP, the UNFPA submits its annual report to the ECOSOC. It is issued as no 13 in the documentary series Supplements to the Official Records of the General Assembly.

UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases

  • United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
  • UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
  • ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
  • Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
  • UNBIS Thesaurus a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
  • Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
    • a list of all documents
    • a comprehensive subject index
    • an index to speeches
    • a voting chart of resolutions
  • United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
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