Support in regular and emergency situations for essential health, nutrition, water and sanitation programmes, and for young child and maternal care at the family, community and policy levels.
To improve the quality and coverage of early education and the primary and secondary school learning; to reduce the secondary school dropout rate and to ensure an inclusive education system.
Strengthening capacities and responses to prevent and protect children from violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect and the effects of conflict.
Putting children at the centre of policy, legislative and budgetary provisions in order to carry out advocacy work in the best interests of children.
Emphasis on care and services for children orphaned and vulnerable by HIV/AIDS; promoting expanded access to treatment for children and women and preventing infections among children and adolescents.
UNICEF´s role in emergencies is to protect children and women, ensure the rigorous application of international standards covering their rights and provide them with assistance.