UNICEF is the global leader promoting and protecting children’s rights in 190 countries, including Armenia.
UNICEF in Armenia
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, 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 in Armenia since 1994. We support the Government of Armenia in the design and implementation of reforms to address gaps in the fulfilment of the rights of all children in Armenia, with a focus on the vulnerable and excluded.
In the past three decades, UNICEF has proudly supported Armenia to:
- Cut under-5 child mortality by half
- Protect children from preventable diseases through 90% immunization
- Eliminate measles, mother to child HIV transmission, and achieve polio-free status
- Eliminate iodine deficiency through universal salt iodization
- Expand access to preschool education
- Advance inclusive education for children with disabilities
- Integrate emergency preparedness in the national education agenda
- Decrease the number of children in residential care and correctional facilities by 75 percent.
- Establish foster care services for children without parental care, and
Our work is in line with national development priorities and contributes to the fulfilment of the Government’s international commitments and plans, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
We are working with a wide range of partners to deliver our universal mandate for children. While the Government is our main partner, we are also closely cooperating with civil society organizations, communities, families, children and young people themselves, as well as with the Human Rights Defender’s Officer, the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, private sector companies and foundations.