UNFPA GCC office in Muscat-Oman, was established in 2006 and provides Technical Assistance in the main areas of Population and Development, Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth, and Gender Equality.
UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.
Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number - and rate - of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.
But too many are still left behind. Nearly a billion people remain mired in extreme poverty. Reproductive health problems are a major cause of death and disability for women in the developing world. Young people bear the highest risks of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy. More than a hundred million girls face the prospect of child marriage and other harmful practices.
Much more needs to be done to ensure the world in which all individuals can exercise their basic human rights, including those that relate to the most intimate and fundamental aspects of life.
How we work
UNFPA is on the ground improving lives in about 150 countries that are home to 80 percent of the world's population. In these countries, the Fund is a catalyst for progress. Working with governments and through partnerships with other UN agencies, civil society and the private sector, we make a real difference in the lives of millions of people, especially those most vulnerable.
The UNFPA GCC Sub-regional Office provides technical expertise and coordinates the efforts of GCC governments in the areas of population development, youth, reproductive health, gender equality, and related issues.
UNFPA anticipates and responds to tomorrow's challenges today. Our office assists GCC relevant government partner agencies in using population data to assess and anticipate needs, and to monitor progress and gaps in delivering development promises. We provide technical guidance, training and support to empower our partners and colleagues in the field. And we help ensure that the reproductive health and rights of women and young people remain at the very centre of development.
Guided by the Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the Millennium Development Goals and the recent Sustainable Development Goals, UNFPA partners with governments, civil society and other agencies to advance its mission. The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report, released in February 2014, revealed how much progress has been made and the significant work that remains to be done. The actions and recommendations identified in the report are crucial for achieving the goals of the ICPD Programme of Action and its linkage with the post-2015 development agenda.
Overall, our aim is to increase awareness and build capacity in the following areas:
• Population and Development; including Programme of Action (PoA) adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Population dynamics and trends such as growth rates, age structure, fertility, mortality and migration, and social and economic development.
• Reproductive Health (RH); including Maternal & Infant Health, promoting reproductive rights, awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
• Gender issues; including Women Access to Reproductive Health Services (RHS), eliminattion of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and promoting Women Empowerment.
• Youth issues and concerns; including adolescent reproductive health, youth empowerment, HIV/AIDS awareness, and youth peer education.
UNFPA - because everyone counts