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UNFPA in Viet Nam

UNFPA global mission

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to “deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled”. In 2018, UNFPA launched strategic efforts to achieve three transformative results, ambitions that promise to change the world for every man, woman and young person: zero preventable maternal death, zero unmet need for family planning, and zero gender-based violence and harmful practices, such as child marriage and gender-based sex selection. And this is the core of the new UNFPA Strategic Plan, which was approved by the UNFPA Executive Board in September 2021. 

UNFPA in Viet Nam
UNFPA has been active in Viet Nam since 1977, when it established the first Joint Cooperative Programme with the Government, providing a total of over USD 200 million in assistance so far. UNFPA’s mission in Viet Nam is to help the country achieve the three transformative results within the context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, accelerate progress towards the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Plan of Actions and other commitments and frameworks that the Government has ratified, including the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for human rights. 
UNFPA works closely with the Government and key national stakeholders to improve people’s access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, promote reproductive rights, reduce maternal mortality, collect and analyze high-quality population data, address gender equality and gender-based violence, take stock of the demographic window of opportunities, promote youth development, and cope with population ageing challenge. 
UNFPA partners with the Government at both national and sub-national levels, UN agencies, social and civil society organizations, private sectors and development partners to contribute to the national efforts towards a more equitable and sustainable society. UNFPA also fully commit to the United Nations inter-agency collaboration and coordination under the UN Reform agenda.