United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA
The United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA works on delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. In 2018, UNFPA launched efforts to achieve three transformative results, ambitions that promise to change the world for every man, woman and young person: Ending unmet need for family planning, Ending preventable maternal death, and Ending gender-based violence and harmful practices. UNFPA works with governments and partners to promote universal access to quality, integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, to strengthen health systems, train health workers, educate midwives and improve access to the full range of reproductive health, and works to prevent and respond to gender-based violence through its work with policymakers, justice systems, health systems and humanitarian partners. UNFPA also works on population dynamics, human capital and sustainable development, and creating population policies.
Since its establishment in the country in 2007, UNFPA North Macedonia has supported the Government in the fields of reproductive health, population and development and gender-based violence, as part of the UN system and within the agreed UNDAF document. Main areas of work are: access to affordable high-quality integrated sexual and reproductive health services; strengthened accountability to eliminate all forms of discrimination; and empowerment of marginalized groups, with a focus on the persons with disabilities, beneficiaries of social transfers, Roma and rural women, adolescents and youth.
UNFPA North Macedonia works with several Implementing organizations and other partners on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), as a part of Adolescent and youth SRH, development and well-being in sectoral policies/strategies on national level, including innovative approaches for persons with disabilities. Also, in the field of prevention and addressing of gender-based violence including persons with disabilities as part of the joint project with other UN agencies in the country; Integrating MISP into HSR - Multi-stakeholder participation for SRH and SRH evidence-based policies; Population dynamics and Human capital, Census, etc.