Introducing FP2030


  Dear colleagues,

I hope you had an opportunity to join us earlier today as we celebrated the FP2020 partnership, launched the 2019-2020 annual report FP2020: The Arc of Progress, and started our journey as FP2030, energized to expand the FP movement and galvanize greater commitments to support the rights of women and girls who wish to use contraception.


The resonant message I hope you will take away from the celebration is that our partnership has power. By knitting our strengths together, we have been able to accelerate access to family planning for all people who need and want it, increasing the number of women and girls using family planning by 60 million since 2012.


Along the way, we have learned together: how to better measure our progress and use data so that countries can make improvements to family programs more quickly. We have worked to center rights in all that we do. And we have learned that the most successful commitments build on and bring together interdisciplinary networks including governments, civil-society and youth organizations, measurement experts, other health partners, and so many more.


With these lessons in mind, today we started our transition to FP2030, a new partnership that we’re building together on the foundation of FP2020. As I shared in the last newsletter, what distinguishes this new partnership from FP2020 is the degree to which the ultimate shape of this partnership will be driven by the commitment-making partners themselves. We will expand our governance structure from four core conveners and a Reference Group to a broader Governing Board that will include country, civil society, multilateral, and donor representation with clear, transparent, and shared decision-making authorities. Our Secretariat will be expanded to hubs spread out across five regions, including Asia, East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America/Europe. 


Another significant change in leadership will take place later this year when I step down from my role as Executive Director. The transition provides an opportunity to identify a new leader who can guide the partnership through its re-building over the later half of 2021 and into the future. We will begin that search in the coming weeks in order to ensure a smooth transition. The current Secretariat will mostly remain in place throughout this year, with some also departing as the new hubs come on line and the work is shifted to relevant hubs. Through this time, we will continue to work with global partners and country focal points, and celebrate new commitments as they come on line across 2021. 


It has been a tremendous honor to lead this partnership since 2014, to work with so many incredible Secretariat colleagues over the years, and to collaborate with you as we plan the partnership for the decade ahead. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the coming months to build the FP2030 partnership to be smarter, stronger, and more inclusive – a new partnership in which we can all contribute and advance our shared priorities. 




Beth Schlachter


Executive Director

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Family Planning 2020 was launched with a simple premise: that every woman and girl, no matter where she lives, should have the opportunity to use lifesaving, life-changing modern contraception. The leaders who gathered at the London Summit in 2012 agreed on an ambitious goal and a tight timeframe for achieving it: to reach an additional 120 million users of modern contraception in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries by 2020.

That initial eight-year period is now drawing to a close. We didn’t reach 120 million, but we did bend the curve of progress upward. See the story of our partnership and progress, including the latest data, in FP2020’s final Annual Progress Report, The Arc of Progress.

Yesela Javier Inglés is a food vendor at the Mercado Bolívar in Lima. Her organization is affiliated to the National Federation of Market Workers (Federación Nacional de Trabajadores de Mercado, FENATM).


2021 will be a year of transition for the Secretariat. Check the Beyond 2020 page regularly for the latest transition updates, including a regularly updated timeline of the transition process. The new FP2030 partnership will take shape throughout the year, gradually rolling out a new governing model, regional hub structure, and a drive for new commitments. Stay tuned for updates.

FP2030 social media logo


Are you as excited as we are about the new look? The FP2020 social media accounts are undergoing a big shift. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to make sure you see the latest content. 

Members of a Youth to Youth group in Bangladesh slum in Mombasa, go for a community outreach distributing condoms, and preforming skits with messages relating to reproductive health. the initiative is supported by DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) an international development and advocacy organization with focus on achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.


The Arc of Progress, the final report of the FP2020 partnership, reveals 320 million women and girls are now using modern contraception, an increase of 60 million additional users since 2012. Read the report now, or check out the press release for more information

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#NotWithoutFP: A virtual dialogue for the ICFP community on universal health coverage and COVID-19. Register now.


Thank you for joining us for our launch event today Celebrating Progress, Transforming the Future. If you couldn’t make it, make sure to check out video of the event on the FP2020 YouTube page, (also available in French) featuring speakers including Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund; Alvero Bermejo, Director General at International Planned Parenthood Federation; and many more. 


The third quarterly newsletter of the High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIP) is now available. Features include the new HIP brief on Digital Health for Family Planning Providers, recent webinars on Supply Chain Management and the WHO/HIP Matrix Tool and how to join the HIPs at ICFP’s “Not Without FP” Forum.


PRB is accepting applications from youth-led organizations for the Family Planning Advocacy Resource Hub. Find out more


Girls and women have a right to be equal everywhere — in every country and in every aspect of life.Yet today, girls and women are not equal anywhere. And setbacks for gender equality block global progress. Join the United Nations Foundation and take the pledge for #EqualEverywhere.


Join the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crisis for the global launch of the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit (ASRH) for Humanitarian Settings: 2020 Edition. Learn more.

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FP2020: The Arc of Progress
Overview of the 2019-2020 – Annual Progress Report
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
9:00am – 10:30am EST

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FP2020: La Courbe du Progrès
Aperçu de la période 2019-2020 – Rapport de progrès annuel
Jeudi, 25 février 2021
8:00AM – 9:00AM EST