Annual Report 2014

A Year of Renewal

No. of pages: 64

Publication date: June 2015

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 978-0-89714-984-6

The report shows how UNFPA helped 158 countries, territories and other areas realize the goals of the ICPD’s Programme of Action and showcases the diversity of projects and programmes supported.

"In 2014, UNFPA published the findings of a 20-year review of countries’ progress in implementing the landmark Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, ICPD. The review presented UNFPA an unprecedented opportunity to take a close look at our programmes and assess their impact on the lives of women and girls. Has UNFPA made a difference? The evidence confirms that is has. But there is still much to do to, and the ICPD Programme of Action will continue to lead the way. UNFPA has seized the opportunity to renew its commitments to the ICPD agenda and, more importantly, to the women and girls whose lives stand to be transformed."

– Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director

Renewing commitments to the health and rights of women and young people

"I believe that if we are equipped with adequate, timely and youth-friendly information and services on sexual and reproductive health, we will have a better understanding and knowledge of safe sex and how to protect ourselves,” 20-year-old Truong Van Duoc said at an awareness-raising event organized by UNFPA and others in Bien Hoa in Viet Nam. The event was one of 30 that took place in the country in 2014 to disseminate information about adolescent pregnancy, condom negotiation and other key health messages. Information booths, staffed by trained young people, were also on hand to provide information about sensitive issues, including how to use condoms and protect against HIV transmission.