UNICEF's vision for children in Indonesia
A vision for women and children
UNICEF’s vision for children in Indonesia is one in which every child lives and develops in an inclusive, healthy, safe and protective environment, supported by systems that implement pro-poor and pro-child laws and policies, with adequate resources available to protect the most vulnerable and marginalised.
UNICEF strives to protect the rights of all children and adolescents, regardless of their race, gender, status, sexual orientation or identity, so that they enjoy a healthy, happy life, free from violence and discrimination.
It is a vision of a nation in which children and young people are encouraged and empowered to express their views and opinions, and can contribute themselves to decision-making processes that affect them.
Children should benefit from Indonesia’s rich cultural diversity and be protected from harmful traditional practices and beliefs.
On the regional and global stage, it is a vision that sees Indonesia fulfiling its national and international commitments to children and women, supported actively by development partners, further strengthening Indonesia’s emerging role as an international actor.
Turning vision into action
Through its current five-year programme of activities in Indonesia, UNICEF has committed to addressing the vulnerabilities and reducing the disparities faced by so many Indonesian families, so that vision can become a reality.
At the heart of this programme lie a number of key objectives, shared by all UN agencies, which direct UNICEF’s work in Indonesia:
UNICEF’s activities in Indonesia focus closely on the most vulnerable and marginalised women and children, and aim to support ongoing progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals with a focus on equity – ensuring that such progress also touches those who currently are missing out, overlooked, or otherwise unable to benefit from the improvements already experienced by many Indonesians.