United Nations Population Fund
To ensure reproductive rights for all. To accomplish this, UNFPA works to ensure that all people, especially women and young people, are able to access high-quality sexual and reproductive health services, including voluntary family planning, so that they can make informed and voluntary choices about their sexual and reproductive lives.
Established July 1967, as Trust Fund for Population Activities. Became operational and name changed to United Nations Fund for Population Activities -- Fonds des Nations Unies pour les activités en matière de population -- Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para Actividades en Materia de Población in 1969. UN General Assembly resolution 3019 (XXVII), 18 Dec 1972, placed the Fund under its own authority, designating as governing body the Governing Council of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (changed in 1993 to UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board). Resolution 34/104, 14 Dec 1979, affirmed UNFPA as a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly of United Nations (UN), linked to United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in the framework of United Nations System. Current title adopted 11 Dec 1987, when UN General Assembly adopted ECOSOC decision 1987/175 of 8 July 1987, retaining the abbreviation UNFPA.