UNICEF’s global mission is to:
Defend children’s rights, help meet their basic needs, ensure their survival and increase their opportunities to flourish.
Rally political will to invest in the well-being of children.
Respond to emergencies and strengthen the ability of children and their families to handle crises, including conflict, natural disasters as well as HIV and AIDS.
Assist countries in transition from conflict to peace to protect the rights of young people and to provide vital services to children and their families.
Advance equal rights for boys and girls and encourage their full participation in the development of their communities.
Work towards the human development goals adopted by the world community and the peace, justice and social progress enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.
UNICEF is committed to the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals and the creation of A World Fit for Children. Our commitments are shared by many, including governments, non-governmental and community-based organisations, faith-based groups, child advocates and children themselves.