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UNICEF is the world's leading children's organization.  Over the last six decades, UNICEF has cultivated policy positions on a wide range of issues that affect children. These pages are updated to reflect emerging subjects of general interest or which are currently in the news.  Visit these pages regularly to see new additions to the list.

Current positions

UNICEF's position on anti-homosexuality laws
Today 78 countries around the world have laws that subject their citizens to severe criminal penalties for homosexuality.  Such laws not only undermine human rights – they can also fuel discrimination, stigma, and even violence against people on the basis of their perceived sexual orientation and gender identities.

UNICEF Partnerships
Partnerships are critical to achieving results for children. In view of recent public discussion about UNICEF's engagement with partners and donors...

UNICEF and global partners define an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents. By this definition there were over 132 million orphans in...

UNICEF's position on Inter-country adoption
Since the 1960s, there has been an increase in the number of inter-country adoptions. Concurrent with this trend, there have been growing...

UNICEF in conflict
UNICEF’s activities in the field are based on need, not politics. UNICEF does not take sides in political conflicts. UNICEF works to draw the world’s attention to the devastating affects of violence...




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