How We Do It
UNICEF always works with others to improve the situation of children. Partnerships are essential because the challenges before us are too great for any single agency to solve alone. When we say “UNICEF does this,” we always mean that we have done it together with others.
Enabling people to help themselves is a significant part of what UNICEF does. Through cooperation and partnerships, we share our global knowledge and experiences to help find local solutions.
Whom do we work with to build a world fit for children?
Governments are our main partners. We collaborate with everyone from Heads of State, lawmakers, ministers, municipal and city officials, village heads and community councils.
Non-governmental organizations, international and national, youth groups, women’s organizations, religious groups, community and family collectives. We work with all at one time or another.
Children and young people are involved in what UNICEF does. When they have a voice in public debate, everyone benefits.
Goodwill Ambassadors. Influential men and women from all walks of life work with us to make change happen in the present and to plan for it in the future.
Donors and the private sector, as UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions. The majority of our income comes from governments. We also receive significant help from the private sector – businesses and individuals – who contribute funds or in-kind support to many aspects of our work.