Who we are

UNICEF works for a more equitable world by fighting
for the rights of its future: children


  • From post-World War II care packages to fighting Ebola, UNICEF has been working for children for almost 70 years

    Our history

  • In 190 countries, UNICEF offices are there if emergency strikes – and to build back after.

    How we do it

  • How does UNICEF extend reach and results? With partners. See who they are.

    Who we work with

  • In 2013, UNICEF distributed US$2.3 billion of supplies, with vaccines as number one.

    Read the annual report

  • Have a fire to improve the lives of children? Have the skills to do it anywhere? Join us.

    Work with us

UNICEF has a conviction:

All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world.

Equal access for every child means working on gender fairness and equality

It also means working with adolescents and amplifying their concerns through Voices of Youth

The first step toward equal access is understanding children’s global situation through The State of the World’s Children

Every child counts

UNICEF is the 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 over 60 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 advance the access of all children to their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.

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