UNPF

United Nations Population Fund

President: Valeria Loera Gómez

Chair:

Topic A) Strategies to provide sexual and reproductive health services and protection for women in Western Asia, under the context of the current humanitarian crisis in the Republic of Yemen.

​Topic B) Mechanisms to diminish obstetric mistreatment and violence towards women while receiving medical care during pregnancy and childbirth, with an emphasis on the vulnerabilities of health systems in Latin America.

Background and powers of the committee

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) established in 1969, is the principal multilateral organism committed to the worldwide attainment of sexual and reproductive health. By receiving policy guidance from the Economic and Social Council, and as a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly, the Fund addresses population and development issues, with emphasis on reproductive health and gender equality in order to achieve a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's health potential is fulfilled. Actively guided by the 1994 Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, it currently concentrates its efforts in more than 150 states for the realization of reproductive rights with a human rights-based approach. The Fund’s three main transformative results include: ending the unmet need for family planning, diminishing preventable maternal demises, and stopping gender-based violence and harmful practices.

Faculties

  • Provides governments with data showing deficiencies in their policies for women and young people by mobilizing resources and expertise, and advocating directly with government officials or in public forums through training and monitoring.

  • Contributes with technical support to national human rights institutions and offices to monitor sexual and reproductive health and rights.

  • Encourages dialogue with organizations, networks, and partners on programming and policies to enhance collaboration with civil society, academic institutions, and the private sector.

  • Participates in regional and international meetings and forums to enhance knowledge about and give broader visibility to critical and emerging issues.