UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
 
UNFPA has a history of more than 40 years in Myanmar. Assistance was first given in 1973, and again in 1983, towards Myanmar’s first and second population censuses. UNFPA’s activities grew in Myanmar in the 1990s with support for the collection of data on reproductive health and fertility. With improved availability of demographic data on reproductive health, and an urgent need for continued assistance, UNFPA’s activities expanded. In 2002 UNFPA adopted a programmatic approach, and today it assists Myanmar in areas of: 
 
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Population matters
  • Young people
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Gender equality
  • Gender-based violence
  • Humanitarian response