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UNFPA in Peru

UNFPA started its activities in Peru in 1972 in cooperation with the Government of Peru. Every five years, UNFPA and the Government of Peru agree on a Country Programme that outlines the strategic priorities of the cooperation and UNFPA ́s contribution to achieving national priorities, goals and results in improving the sexual and reproductive rights of all during the next five years.

Priority areas of the current UNFPA Country Programme in Peru (2017-2021)

Improving access to sexual and reproductive health services deemed culturally sensitive for adolescents and women youth.




Strengthening laws, policies and programs for improving the health and sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents and youth.



Strengthening local capacities in improving access to sexual and reproductive rights and in fighting against sexual violence.



Improving availabilty of population data for public policy making.



Ensuring continuity of sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian contexts.



As outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework signed by the United Nations System in Peru and the Government of Peru, UNFPA is committed to supporting the country in achieving its long-term goals for sustainable development as well as responding to emergencies and humanitarian crises. In Peru, UNFPA engages in advocacy and policy dialogue, provides specialized technical assistance, supports institutional capacity development and knowledge management. In humanitarian contexts, UNFPA provides sexual and reproductive health services as part of the overall humanitarian response.

In line with the principle of ownership of the Paris Declaration of Aid Effectiveness, UNFPA in Peru cooperates with the national government to implement national development strategies and priorities.