The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

The primary beneficiaries of UNFPA work are women and girls. UNFPA support their capacity to enjoy safe and healthy sexual and reproductive lives free of coercion. This means that we work for access to contraceptive methods for all people, regardless of age, marital status and sexual orientation. It also works on the wider context of changes in the make-up of population caused by higher or lower birth rates and death rates, and by the consequences these have for development, the economy, and society at large.

UNFPA believes that equitable and sustainable development comes from citizens, especially young people, who are informed, free of violence, coercion and discrimination, and empowered to make decisions concerning their lives, their schools, their jobs and families.

UNFPA Thailand 11th Country Programme (2017 – 2021)

UNFPA Thailand 11th Country Programme (2017-2021) is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Partnership Framework (2017-2021) and the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2017-2021) of Thailand and international normative standards, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).                 

The programme was formulated through a consultative process, involving the Government, civil society, the private sector and other development partners. As an overarching approach to addressing inequality, the programme will target disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, and focus on adolescents and youth, while strategies to address gender inequalities will be integrated across the programme. Policy engagement and advocacy are key programme strategies, along with the development of a robust resource mobilization strategy targeting the corporate sector and the general public. Results from these consultations were incorporated into a Strategy Framework. 

Under the Strategy Framework, UNFPA Thailand commits to reduce 25% of the adolescent birth rate within 2021 with two main outcomes. The first outcome focuses on increased priority on adolescents and youth, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and SRH services. The second outcome aims at strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, SRHR, HIV and gender equality.  

Watch or read how Thai adolescent girls struggling through their journey to fulfill their potentials when they become adolescent moms. Be part in reducing adolescent pregnancy by help promoting the Act for Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Problem B.E. 2559 (2016)

Thai teen mom thinking of her future amidst economic hardship and loss of education opportunity