All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
The world has changed, but children’s needs have not. See how UNICEF’s commitment to children remains as strong as ever despite the complexities of our world.
UNICEF works day-in day-out in the world’s toughest places to reach the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Delivering results for children and young people is our driving force.
The State of the World’s Children report
Around the world, millions of children are trapped in cycles of poverty and violence. Read our report on the State of the World’s Children, and understand the challenges facing the world's poor and isolated children.
UNICEF Annual Report
Our Annual Report highlights the results we are achieving for children around the world and reports on our financial stewardship.
Who we are
For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of children and their families.
Despite remarkable challenges around the world, UNICEF staffers fight for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflicts, and equality.
UNICEF's senior leadership are international experts in their fields. Learn more.
UNICEF has had seven Executive Directors since its founding. Read about their work.
Careers with UNICEF help change the world. View our job listings.
UNICEF is driven by five core values – care, respect, integrity, trust and accountability. Read about our culture.
How we work
UNICEF works with the United Nations and its agencies to make sure that children are on the global agenda. UNICEF strikes a balance between thorough research and practical solutions for children.
UNICEF Executive Board
UNICEF’s Executive Board is the governing body of UNICEF.
Partnerships across every sector make all of UNICEF's work for children and young people possible.
Our UN mandate
UNICEF’s mandate is part of the larger mission of the United Nations.
Get answers to some of frequently asked questions about UNICEF.