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.
We’re working day-in day-out, in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the children who are most at risk and most in need. Delivering results for every child is UNICEF’s 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 see the challenges facing the world's poor and isolated children.
UNICEF annual report
Our annual report outlines our efforts to realize the rights of every child and break the cycle of poverty and inequity around the world. Read the full report to see what UNICEF is doing to protect children.
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.
How we work
UNICEF works with the United Nations other United Nations 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 helps make certain that the best path is followed, as efficiently as possible
Explore some of the organizations and committees that UNICEF partners with on behalf of the world’s children.
Our UN mandate
UNICEF’s mandate is part of the larger mission of the United Nations. See how our organizations work together.
Get answers to some of frequently asked questions about UNICEF.