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UNFPA in North Macedonia

The United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA works on delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. In 2018, UNFPA launched efforts to achieve three transformative results, ambitions that promise to change the world for every man, woman and young person: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending preventable maternal death, and ending gender-based violence and harmful practices.

UNFPA works with governments and partners to promote universal access to quality, integrated sexual and reproductive health services, to strengthen health systems, train health workers, educate midwives and improve access to the full range of reproductive health and works to prevent and respond to gender-based violence through its work with policymakers, justice systems, health systems and humanitarian partners. UNFPA also works on population dynamics, human capital and sustainable development, and creating population policies.

Since its establishment in the country in 2007, UNFPA North Macedonia has supported the Government in the fields of reproductive health, population and development and gender-based violence. The new country programme is fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), 2021-2025. The United Nations is committed to collectively supporting its vision for the country – that the people of North Macedonia achieve, by 2030, equality and prosperity in all opportunities for equitable growth; that gender equality and human rights are respected; and that communities work together peacefully. UNFPA supports the vision of the UNSCDF and the achievement of SDGs in North Macedonia.

The United Nations, UNFPA is a key advocate and a lead partner with the Government on sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, and data. It is seen as the agency that contributed to improving maternal and newborn outcomes. UNFPA supports the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the country and brings innovation in addressing the needs of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, through digital solutions for comprehensive sexuality education. UNFPA supported the provision of SRH and GBV services to women and girls in humanitarian contexts, such as floods, refugee/migrant crises and the COVID-19 pandemic response. UNFPA partnered with UNDP in operationalizing the sexual assault referral centres.

UNFPA is the key partner of the State Statistical Office and entities of the State statistical system on data management. This makes UNFPA uniquely positioned to convene the United Nations agencies and partners to lead the agenda of sexual and reproductive health and rights, GBV and population issues, focusing on youth (aged 15 -30 years) and vulnerable populations. This will be achieved by expanding strategic partnerships, knowledge sharing, brokering of expertise and innovation, to position SRH, gender equality and youth engagement within the demographic context.

UNFPA North Macedonia Office

Contact address: Jordan Hadzi Konstantinov Dzinot 23, 1000, Skopje 
Telephone: (389 2) 3249 588