Information for partners
UNICEF offers corporate partners a unique opportunity to align with the world's leading and most respected children's organization to ensure the health, education, equality and protection of all children is advanced.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the only United Nations organization entirely funded by voluntary contributions from governments and private donors. Our programmes emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children.
Our mandate is to work with governments, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector for the survival, development, protection and participation of children – these are the four main groups of rights contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We are guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child together with goals and plans of action set up by the United Nations, more specifically, the Millennium Development Goals, and “A World Fit for Children.”
The UNICEF Pacific office based in Suva, Fiji has a Pacific regional programme which covers 14 countries in five areas: Child Protection, Education, HIV and AIDS, Health and Sanitation, and Policy, Advocacy, Planning and Evaluation.
UNICEF offers corporate partners a unique opportunity to align with the world's leading and most respected children's organization to ensure the health, education, equality and protection of all children is advanced. Recognizing that the private sector can be an important partner in addressing problems confronting the world’s children on many levels, UNICEF enters into alliances withcompanies that are characterized by shared agendas that leverage each organization’s collective strengths.
The most successful corporate partnerships are multi-faceted and integrated into a company’s public affairs, philanthropic, marketing and communications strategies. There are many ways to shape a high-impact partnership. Activities may range from sponsoring international, regional and national events to developing multi-stakeholder partnerships to investing in multi-year grants that support UNICEF’s core programmes.
UNICEF is a highly attractive organisation with which to work for a number of reasons including:
Presence: Country offices in 156 developing countries and National Committees in 37 industrialized countries. This can create a crucial bridge between company HQs in industrialized countries and communities and issues in developing countries.
Reach: Ability to reach upstream to government and downstream to NGOs and directly to communities.
Credibility and connections: Governments, NGOs and communities work well with UNICEF. UNICEF’s brand is extremely strong and is one companies would wish to be associated with.
Subject area: With its human interest and media appeal, helping children will always be a compelling area for companies to engage in both for positive reasons (to gain good publicity) and for risk mitigation (the avoidance of bad publicity).
Knowledge: UNICEF has built up huge knowledge about all aspects of children, particularly in developing countries.
Strength in advocacy and programmes: UNICEF has developed, tested and refined models of advocacy and programmes in all areas of its mandate. It knows what works, what doesn’t and why.