UNICEF works for children.

UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything we do.  Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. Read our mission statement.

 

 

From distributing lifesaving aid to children in the aftermath of World War II to fighting Ebola, UNICEF has been working for children for almost 70 years.

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UNICEF believes in ZERO.

We believe all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

  • equal access to services and care that can make all the difference in children’s lives
  • working with children and adolescents and amplifying their concerns
  • understanding the global situation facing children everywhere

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See how UNICEF works to promote the rights and improve the lives of every child, in every situation.

 

 

 

 

UNICEF is uniquely placed to transform the world.

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.

UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.