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UNFPA's vision and agenda 2030

4 February 2018

Imagine a world where 
every pregnancy is wanted 
every childbirth is safe and 
every young person's potential is fulfilled

This is the world we are striving to realize. Our goal is to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality to accelerate progress on the agenda of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), to improve the lives of women, adolescents and youth, enabled by population dynamics, human rights and gender equality. Our new strategic plan is designed to drive the ambitions and goals of the ICPD and 2030 agendas.

Achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights of women and young people will transform our future.

Rooted in fundamental human rights and serving as a powerful development accelerator, sexual and reproductive health and rights benefits individuals, communities, and nations. Investing in women's sexual and reproductive health and rights is one of the best investments in international development. When a woman can plan her pregnancy, she can plan her future. Her prospects increase for completing education and securing an income. Her children are more likely to be healthy and educated, and poverty is less likely to be transferred to the next generation.

Realizing Global Goals by 2030

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 global goals to advance sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are integrated and indivisible, and provide a global framework for partnership and action. The work of UNFPA contributes to the achievement of the SDGs. Realizing these goals by 2030 requires a strategic shift in how we design and implement programmes, and how we measure impact.

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