United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, is an international development agency that delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA is guided by the Programme of Action adopted by 179 governments at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in 1994.


UNFPA's assistance to Ethiopia began in 1973 and has since implemented six five-year programme cycles. In the last decade, the Government of Ethiopia has made significant progress towards achieving the MDGs. Apart from the overall decline in poverty, positive gains have been made in terms of education, health and the reduction of HIV and AIDS. Download the full document