Child Survival

Learning and Development

Child Protection

Adolescent Development and Participation

Water Sanitation and Hygiene


What We Do

The Country Programme


The Country Programme 2012-2016 has three multi-sectoral Programme Components (PCs) that define its structure. These are:

§  Programme Component 1: Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation which focuses on upstream work and will support the production of disaggregated data and critical analysis and knowledge affecting children and women.


§  Programme Component 2: Evidence based programmes which are based on the data, operational framework, plans etc. that have been developed under PC1; this is the downstream work.



§  Programme Component 3: Cross Sectoral focuses on areas that are critical to the achievement of the country programme results but which are not directly under the first two PCs. These include communication for development and behavioural change, monitoring and evaluation and external communication and advocacy


There are five programme areas that align with the PCs these include Child Survival, Child Protection, Learning and Development, Adolescent Development and Participation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.





Child Survival

The chance to survive is a right owed to every child.

UNICEF and its partners are leading global efforts to end preventable child deaths, working with governments, national and international agencies, and civil society to support effective and life-saving actions at each phase in a child’s life, from prenatal care in a mother’s pregnancy to effective and affordable health care through childhood and into adulthood.


Child Protection

Violence, abuse, and neglect are damaging to all aspects of child and adolescent development. Preventing and responding to violence and abuse is essential to ensuring children’s rights. UNICEF works in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security, and with all parties to prevent violence and advance the protection of children throughout Guyana.




Learning and Development 
UNICEF is profoundly committed to securing safe, rights-based, quality education for each and every child, irrespective of his or her circumstances. Quality education is education that works for every child and enables all children to achieve their full potential.






Adolescent Development & Participation

Adolescent development builds on the positive approach of integrated and holistic development, seeking to ensure a continuous process in which adolescents can develop skills that will allow them to grow and meet the challenges they will face in life. This is achieved through access to quality education, adolescent friendly services, information, recreation, justice and a safe protective and stimulating environment.




Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH)

UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. All UNICEF WASH programmes are designed to contribute to the Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation.




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