UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child.
UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, quality education and skill building, HIV prevention and treatment for mothers and babies, and the protection of children and adolescents from violence and exploitation.
Before, during and after humanitarian emergencies, UNICEF is on the ground, bringing lifesaving help and hope to children and families. Non-political and impartial, we are never neutral when it comes to defending children’s rights and safeguarding their lives and futures.
And we never give up.
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.
Who we are
For 75 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.
How we work
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.