We are the leading advocate for children’s rights, active in more than 190 countries, territories and areas through country programmes and National Committees.
Economic and demographic trends are positive for much of the region. Ideally, they will help open the way to improving services and support for children, and to protecting their rights.
Child protection is among our highest priorities in the region. When they are given the best start in life, children grow up to be healthy and well-adjusted, both intellectually and socially.
The challenges facing the region are as varied as its history. Building on the strengths of their culture and tradition, we work with communities to advance the rights of every child.
National Committees for UNICEF advocate, educate and raise money for the critical actions that improve children's lives.
In 34 countries, they work with us to give a voice to children and their concerns.
Our programmes in the region help to inspire a common vision of child rights, and to mobilize societies to pursue that vision so that the rights of every child are fulfilled.
Our programmes touch many facets of the lives of children and women in the region. We advocate for the help advance their rights to health, education, equality and protection.
We draw on the strong, local traditions of social participation in this diverse region to design and carry out programmes that help communities nurture their children and allow them to flourish.
Child survival is among our primary concerns in the region. By fostering respect for the rights of children, whether in peace or in war, we help ensure that they live and prosper.