Partnership is the lever through which UNFPA is able to carry out its broad mandate to promote the right of every individual to a life of health and equal opportunity and to reduce poverty by ensuring that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
The key functions of the three European Offices are policy dialogue with stakeholders, representation at important meetings, advocacy and campaigning, resource mobilization, donor and media relations. The three UNFPA European Offices give the Fund extra leverage in these areas by strengthening relationships with crucial partners located in Europe. These include governments, parliamentarians, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, media and the private sector. These partners have been instrumental in calling attention to UNFPA’s essential contribution toward the ICPD Programme of Action and the Millennium Development Goals, two critical international frameworks for improving lives the world over.
The offices are strategically located in three key European cities: The proximity between the Geneva Office and major UN partners, between the Brussels Office and the European Union institutions, and between the Nordic Office and key supporters enhances the Fund’s ability to work closely with its core constituencies.
Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands
Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom