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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) began its activities in 1969 with the aim of placing the challenges and problems of the population at the center of development. Since 1972, it has worked in Peru to ensure that each pregnancy is planned, each delivery is safe, and each young woman reaches her full potential.

UNFPA achieves its mission by working to ensure that all people, especially women and youth, have access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services that allow them to exercise their right to decide how many children to have and when to have them, their right to have safe pregnancies and have healthy children, and their right to enjoy and understand their sexuality and to live it free from fear, with health and without violence.

Our focus of action is in four main areas:

Sexual and reproductive health  (maternal / perinatal health, family planning and prevention and care of STIs, HIV and AIDS), including comprehensive sexuality education. 

Human rights and gender equality (gender-based violence, including sexual violence and a masculinities approach). 

Youth (participation and advocacy, development of opportunities, prevention and care of teenage pregnancy, protection of underage mothers and prevention of child marriage). 

Population (development of sociodemographic instruments for development planning, taking advantage of the demographic bonus, prevention and care of population ageing, and migration and urban/rural development).