UNFPA is the United Nations reproductive health agency. Their mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) established its programme for Iraq in 2008 and opened its first office in the country in 2011.
Ever since, UNFPA has been working across the country to contribute to improving sexual and reproductive health services, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, enhancing youth-related programmes and availing population data for development.
In close coordination with the Government of Iraq, the Government of the Kurdistan Region, and the civil society, and in collaboration with other UN agencies, UNFPA pursues the country’s development priorities and strategies.
When the crisis began in 2014, the Fund launched its emergency humanitarian interventions to respond to urgent reproductive health and gender-based violence needs of women and girls affected by the conflict.See more