We are an agency of the United Nations that is devoted to
the world’s children.
The UN General Assembly organized UNICEF on 11 December 1946
to assist children victims of World War II. In 1953, our mandate
was broadened to respond to the long-term needs of children
in developing countries like the Philippines where the effects
of poverty are often hardest on children.
by the Convention
on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF works in more than
160 countries, territories, and areas to promote and fulfill
children’s rights to health and nutrition, education,
protection, emergency relief, water and sanitation, and participation.
does UNICEF do?
We started our
work in the Philippines in November 1948 as one of the first
UNICEF offices in Asia. We provided milk, medicines, and other
essential supplies. In 1979, we shifted from mere emergency
response work to more elaborate country programming for children.
We are currently
supporting the Sixth Country Programme for Children (CPC 6).
We work with governments, non-governmental organizations,
religious groups, young people, business communities, media,
and children themselves.
is CPC 6? the Child-Friendly Movement?
CPC 6 aims to make
children’s rights a reality for children in the Philippines.
We are aiming to reduce the disparities in the situation of
children and women among communities. We do this by promoting
the Child-Friendly Movement. The Child-Friendly Movement is
the involvement of all sectors of society to promote and protect
We support activities
of the national government and directly provide assistance
to 19 provinces and five cities. UNICEF hopes to make an impact
in these areas.