United Nations agencies
UNICEF works in partnership with all UN agencies in Bangladesh.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is a key partner for mother and child nutrition. WFP provides highly nutritious biscuits to pre-primary students studying in UNICEF’s early learning centres in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. UNICEF’s emergency response in nutrition is closely tied to WFP’s emergency programmes.
UNICEF works with the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on joint programmes in maternal and neonatal health and avian influenza.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is also a key partner for maternal and neonatal health.
UNICEF collaborates with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the UN System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC) to control bird flu in Bangladesh.
UNICEF synchronizes its HIV/AIDS education and prevention programmes for adolescents and mothers through the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Initiatives involving the refugee children, whose families fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar following internal conflict, are coordinated by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
UNICEF works alongside the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for quality education in Bangladesh.
On issues of education and protection for working children, UNICEF collaborates with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
UNICEF works closely with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to coordinate emergency programmes and harmonize UN development assistance to Bangladesh.
UNICEF collaborates with the World Bank on sector-wide approaches in health, education and HIV/AIDS.
Contributions from CERF (Central Emergency Response Fund) supported UNICEF’s emergency response following the 2007 floods and Cyclone Sidr.