UNICEF began providing assistance to Swaziland after 1968. Since then, we and the Swazi government have been partners in protecting Swazi children.
UNICEF in Swaziland has more than 35 people working to promote and protect the rights of children.
A Commitment to Every Child
“In our mission to protect and fulfill the rights of children and women, we at UNICEF Swaziland pledge our commitment to the value of integrity, love, success, health and vitality, by:
Swaziland is one of 191 countries throughout the world that are home to the United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF. UNICEF is on the ground in these countries to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF strives to build a world where the rights of every child are realized.
UNICEF has a reputation of integrity and trust that can advocate for children and help to influence key decision-makers around the world. While UNICEF often works on a global stage, the organisation also places great importance on its vital work in the field, collaborating with partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. This ability to be effective on both a macro and micro level makes UNICEF unique among world organizations and unique among those working with children and young people.
UNICEF believes that one of the cornerstones of human progress is to nurture and care for children. Created with this purpose in mind, UNICEF works with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.
In Swaziland, UNICEF works in the following key areas:
We engage with all levels of government, non-government partners, civil society, other United Nations agencies, and children themselves.
We are the world’s leading child rights advocacy organization. Our global experience and mandate allow us to influence and support decision makers to create a world fit for children. Our expertise and commitment help Swaziland meet the challenges facing children and those who safeguard them.