What we do

UNICEF is the leading voice in promoting and protecting children’s rights in Albania

Early Childhood Development and Learning
UNICEF/Albania/Pirozzi

UNICEF Albania supports government reforms, civil society initiatives and research that help all children to enjoy their human rights. As Albania seeks integration with the European community, we want to make sure that no child is left behind, and that development takes place with equity. In our work, we help government and our partners to focus on children from the most vulnerable and marginalized groups.

Albania is a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols. UNICEF assists government and development partners to understand the obligations arising from the ratification of these treaties and to translate these into national legislation, policy and programs. We work to make laws work for children.

Social norms and values determine whether all children can develop to their full potential, and whether all children are adequately protected and supported. UNICEF engages in policy dialogue, the sharing of knowledge and public campaigns and provides technical assistance to influence positive social change.

It is our aim that the children’s best interest is always considered first in all decisions affecting social policy, and that the weakest and most vulnerable children receive special attention.

We promote sustainable and equitable development, social inclusion aligned with international standards and fulfilment of international obligations to support Albania’s integration into the EU.