About Americans for UNFPA
We build moral, political and financial support within the United States for UNFPA. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, provides women’s health and promotes the rights of women in 180 countries. It is the largest international source of such assistance.
We are the official committee for UNFPA in the United States. We are a U.S. based 501C-3 organization funded by private foundations, corporations and individual donors. We were founded in 1998. We educate, advocate and raise funds for UNFPA.
UNFPA, like all UN agencies, is funded by the voluntary contributions of governments and private foundations. UNFPA was founded in 1969.
Our outreach has generated tens of thousands of supporters for global women’s health and channeled their passion into advocacy on behalf of UNFPA’s program. The result is an increase in the U.S. government’s contribution to UNFPA to $50 million. (UNFPA, like all UN agencies, is funded by the voluntary contributions of governments and private foundations.)
Our current goal is to gradually increase U.S. funding to $100 million for the life saving work of UNFPA.
About Americans for UNFPASince 1998 we have raised over $40 million to support UNFPA’s work from individuals, foundation and corporations.
Each year Americans for UNFPA honors individuals who have made exemplary contributions to women’s health and/or the promotion of women’s rights around the world. These extraordinary individuals promote women in their own communities, often in challenging circumstances. These are stories of courage and commitment that Americans rarely hear.
Each year an American college student becomes a young ambassador for UNFPA. Chosen for her interest in a career that promotes women around the world, the winner of our Student Award travels to visit one of our honorees, lobbies her members of Congress and educates her classmates on the challenges and solutions to global women’s health.
We are committed to the health and dignity of women everywhere. We are all a part of the global community. Join us in promoting human rights for all of us by empowering women everywhere. Post your Lifeline.
In 1994, the United Nations convened an historic conference in Cairo that changed the way governments, international agencies and other professionals thought and talked about population. At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), leaders from around the world agreed that the future of the world's low-income countries depended less on controlling numbers of people and more on improving the quality of people's lives. The focus of that improvement, they agreed, must be global improvement in the status of women.
UNFPA's Official Mission Statement:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA 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. learn more about UNFPA's work
(UNFPA stands for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities. Several years ago UNFPA changed its name but not its acronym.)