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UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) swears in Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); UN Photo 747049


UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • UN Trust Fund for Population Activities established by an aide memoire of the Secretary-General after the adoption of GA resolution A/RES/2211 (XXI); establishment announced at the 1480th meeting of the Economic and Social Council of 11 July 1967 (E/SR.1480)
    • Management of Fund entrusted to UNDP
  • Renamed UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), see A/RES/2815 (XXVI)
  • Renamed UN Population Fund by General Assembly decision 42/430 of 11 Dec. 1987 (kept UNFPA acronym), see A/42/49 page 315
  • Governing Body
    • 2010- : Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS
    • 1993-2010: Executive Board of UNDP & UNFPA, in accordance with A/RES/48/162
    • 1972-1993: Governing Council of UNDP, ​in accordance with A/RES/3019 (XXVII)
    • For more information on the documentation, see UNDP Governing Body
  • Flagship publications
  • Data
  • Executive Directors
    • 2017- : Natalia Kanem (Panama)
      • Press release SG/A/1763-BIO/5035-POP/1069
    • 2011- 2017: Babatunde Osotimehin (Nigeria)
      • Press release SG/A/1268-BIO/4252-POP/989 [2010]
    • 2001-2010: Thoraya Ahmed Obaid (Saudi Arabia)
      • Press release SG/A/746-POP/781 [2000]
    • 1987-2000: Nafis Sadik (Pakistan)
      • Press release SG/A/380-BIO/2248-POP/351 [1987]
    • 1969-1987: Rafael M. Salas (Philippines)