UNICEF collaborates with various ministries and agencies, each with specific responsibilities that contribute to protecting children's rights to survival, healthcare, education and protection:
§ Economic Planning Unit, PM's Department
The EPU, under the Prime Minister's Department, works towards improving the quality of life of all Malaysians and promotes balanced and sustainable development through effective development planning. In addition, the EPU strengthens internal resilience and international competitiveness and promotes optimum utilisation of available resources. The EPU is the focal point for UNICEF's planning in Malaysia.
§ Ministry of Education
The MoE works towards developing a world-class education system which will realise the full potential of the individual and fulfil the aspiration of all Malaysians. UNICEF works with the MOE to reduce educational disparities among indigenous, rural and remote communities, promote safe schools and initiate Early Learning and Development Standards.
§ Ministry of Health
UNICEF has worked with the MoH since 1954 in child and maternal health and nutrition. Today, UNICEF supports the MoH in its response to HIV and AIDS and health programs for marginalised and vulnerable children, women and youth.
§ Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development
The MoWFCD seeks to achieve gender equality, family development and a caring society, and is responsible for reporting on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), as well as developing the National Plan of Action for Children. UNICEF is working with the Ministry to implement the recommendations of the CRC by assessing the well-being of children and strengthening the protective environment for them. UNICEF also supports the Ministry to improve the care and protection of children in NGO homes and shelters.