UNICEF works for the rights and welfare of children in around 190 countries and territories to translate its commitment into practical actions focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.
UNICEF believes that all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential to the benefit of a better world.
UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children’s rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behavior towards children.
UNICEF aims, through its country programmes, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social, and economic development of their communities.
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.
- Child survival and development
- Basic education and gender equality
- HIV/AIDS and children
- Child Protection
- Policy advocacy and partnership
- Early childhood
- Sport for development
- Life skills
- Water, Sanitation and hygiene