The strategic plan reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA, the goal of which is universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, focusing on women, adolescents and youth. In accordance with the strategic direction of UNFPA and in line with General Assembly resolution 70/1 on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the strategic plan will seek to ensure that no one will be left behind and that the furthest behind will be reached first.
This strategic plan is the first of three UNFPA strategic plans leading to 2030. It describes the transformative results that will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and, in particular, to good health and well-being, the advancement of gender equality, and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls, with a focus on eradicating poverty. The strategies introduced in the strategic plan are evidence-based and take into account the lessons learned from previous plan cycles. They are designed to further enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency and United Nations system-wide coherence, as well as strengthen the UNFPA integrated results and resources framework and the UNFPA business model.
As requested by the Executive Board in decision 2017/7, a chapter outlining a common approach with UNDP, UNICEF and UN-Women, ‘Working together to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda’, prefaces the report.