What We Do

During the last thirty years of its work in the State of Palestine, UNFPA contributed to the development of reproductive health strategies, upgraded the provision of services, contributed to building information and referral systems, and helped to build the capacity of Palestinian Authority institutions and civil society.

In its last programme cycles, UNFPA developed and implemented programmes with a good balance between emergency response and development. Accordingly, UNFPA was able to meet and promptly respond to emergency needs, while maintaining the long-term developmental gains.
UNFPA’s current programme was formulated within the context of national Palestinian priorities, and based on the Palestinian national and sectoral development plans within its mandate areas. The country programme was also developed in synergy with the joint UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), especially within the frame to strengthen the institutional capacity and resilience of people in Palestine, in pursuit of the statehood agenda and sustainable human development. Furthermore, the country programme was developed in line with the UNFPA Strategic Plan (2014-2017) promoting the implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Palestine.
UNFPA`s current country programme addresses the following four thematic areas:
  1. Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)
  2. Adolescents and Youth
  3. Reproductive Rights and Gender Equality
  4. Population Dynamics.
The four country programme outputs aim to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights through focusing on health system strengthening for quality provision of SRH care including gender based violence (GBV), while advancing gender equality, as a cross cutting approach to empower women and young people; to improve their health and their ability to participate in the decision-making process on the issues that affect their lives. On the other hand, the programme focuses on population dynamics to support data analysis and provision of evidence to ensure women, and young people are at the centre of development and humanitarian policies, and that programmes have the evidence to promote quality of SRH and GBV services.