UNICEF - FIFA - Unite for Children, Unite for Peace


For the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UNICEF and FIFA, the international football federation, team up to ensure every child's right to a peaceful world.


UNICEF and FIFA have proven a natural match since the two became teammates in 1999.

Sport for development

Development from early childhood happens not only inside the classroom, but also on the playing field.

Edwin van der Sar signs on

World-class keeper is a defining presence on the Dutch national team.

Spotlight on youth

Mahamat Ali, 13, finds an outlet in football at a Chad refugee camp.

Make the pledge!

By signing the Team UNICEF pledge, you promise to help build a more peaceful world for children. Print and sign your pledge certificate!

Video PSAs

Watch public service announcements and behind-the-scenes video featuring 2006 FIFA World Cup players.

World Cup webcam

View photos of football fans who have signed up for Team UNICEF at the matches in Germany.

Press centre

News releases and other media updates about the campaign.

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Game: 'Freekick Football'
Boy kicking football
Mother, child and football