Working Together for a India Fit for Children
Working together for a World Fit for Children:
UNICEF has been working in India since 1949. The largest UN organisation in the country is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential.
Civil society organizations, including international non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, are closely involved in UNICEF’s work in 190 countries where UNICEF is active. NGOs are also consulted at headquarters in the formulation of policy.
The challenges facing children exceed the capacity of any single organization – by far. Building a world that is fit for children requires the partnership of every government, every individual and every organization sharing the values of the United Nations (UN) and a respect for children's rights.
Strategy for shared success
‘Partnerships for shared success’ is one of UNICEF’s strategies for implementing the World Fit For Children plan of action, a rigorous plan for promoting healthy lives, providing quality basic education, combating HIV/AIDS and protecting children from abuse, exploitation and violence that was agreed to at the UN Special Session on Children in May 2002.
UNICEF partners with eminent and ordinary individuals, civil society organizations, corporate enitites, voluntary agencies, philanthropic foundations, trade unions, faith-based organizations, academic and research institutions -- and, of course, children and young people themselves.
"We work for all children. We work with Govermentof India. We work with academic instituitions. We work with communities. Because we must all unite for children". Karin Hulshof, Representative, UNICEF India