China and UNFPA: 30 Years of Cooperation on Population and Development

No. of pages: 72

Publication date: 2010

Author: UNFPA China

Established in 1969, UNFPA is the world’s largest internationally funded supporter of population co- operation. UNFPA’s goal is to help developing countries formulate population policies and sustainable development strategies, offer reproductive health and family planning services to women, men, young people and people in emergency conditions, protect women’s interests and rights and promote gender equality.

The Chinese Government and UNFPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Beijing in 1978. A cooperative agreement, which con rmed the basic principles of this cooperation, was signed two years later. Over the past 30 years, China and UNFPA have conducted a total of six cycles of cooperation, with more than 120 projects being implemented and China receiving US$216 million in aid.