Communication for Development

Vision and Mission

The vision that drives C4D practice in UNICEF is consistent with UNICEF’s mission and the human rights approach to development.

UNICEF C4D envisions a world in which people come together as equals and dialogue so that all children, families and communities have access to the information, skills, technologies, and processes they need to generate solutions; are empowered to make informed choices, reach their full potential; and participate meaningfully in decisions affecting their lives and realize their rights.

The mission of C4D in UNICEF is to collaborate with partners to harness the power of communication and social networks to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families and communities. C4D promotes the use of a judicious mix of participatory communication strategies and approaches in order to increase the impact of development programmes, accelerate achievement of global and development goals and enhance the ability of families and communities to achieve results for children and realize their rights.


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C4D Global Consultation

UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman speaks at the  Global Consultation on Communication for Development held in New York in 2007.

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