PMC doesn’t do this work alone. The United Nations supports much of PMC’s work to advance international development goals aimed at improving the health and well-being of people around the world.
The United Nations works to make the world a better place for all human beings by promoting human rights, gender equality, environment protection, reducing poverty, and improving health care. Since 1945, the United Nations has established programs to expand food production, fight HIV/AIDS, and create peace keeping operations that run a few months or decades. The United Nations supplies peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance all over the world with over thirty affiliated organizations in the United Nations system.
UNICEF helps to build a world where the rights of every child are realized by working to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. UNICEF has a strong presence in 190 countries and is the world’s leading advocate for children. Each country office carries out UNICEF’s mission through a unique five-year program designed to realize the rights of children and women developed in cooperation with the host government.
In July of 2010, UN members took steps to accelerate the empowerment of women by creating branches like UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. UN Women believe that empowering women fuels economies. They were created to address the inequalities women face around the world.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) seeks to create a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is met. Since 1969, they have pursued an expansion of opportunities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA works with governments and other UN agencies. UNFPA provides technical guidance, training, and support to empower partners and colleagues in the efforts to make sure the reproductive rights of women and young people are at the center of development.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) strives to meet eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half. Guided by these objectives, the United Nations Development Programme partners with organizations to build nations that can withstand crisis and drive growth that improves quality of life.
The World Health Organization (WHO) sets norms and standards on global health matters. WHO coordinates and directs authority for health in the UN system. They believe health is a responsibility shared by an entire community, involving equitable access to care.
The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. The World Food Programme defines food security as access of all people at all times to the food needed to an active and healthy lifestyle. The ultimate objective of food aid is to eliminate the need for food aid.