Sexual and reproductive health

Our Partners

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It helps governments in developing countries reduce poverty by providing them with money and technical expertise they need for a wide range of projects-such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms and many other purposes.

Leveraging the AIDS response, UNAIDS works to build political action and to promote the rights of all people for better results for global health and development. Globally, it sets policy and is the source of HIV-related data. In countries, UNAIDS brings together the resources of the UNAIDS Secretariat and 11 UN system organizations for coordinated and accountable efforts to unite the world against AIDS.

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.

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) works in 172 countries to empower the most vulnerable women, men and young people to access life-saving services and programmes, and to live with dignity.

Highlights of 2012

Through its work in research, research capacity strengthening and programme development, WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), including HRP*, contributes to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular the targets for achieving universal access to reproductive health by 2015.