The cooperation between the Republic of Congo and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) dates back to 1972. This partnership is reflected in the signature and implementation of the five-year assistance programs by both parties with a view to contributing to improving sexual and reproductive health, including that of young people and adolescents. Cooperation also takes into account the prevention of STIs / HIV / AIDS especially among young people, sex workers and elements of the Force Publique, the promotion of human rights and gender equality through, in particular, the fight against violence. based on gender. UNFPA also supports the collection and analysis of sociodemographic data and advocacy support for better positioning of the priorities of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ), those related to women and girls in particular, in the national agenda.