Alliances that support our child welfare vision

UNICEF creates partnerships to delivering results for children.

Since its inception, UNICEF has worked with a broad range of partners at global, regional and country levels.

Government of Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh is UNICEF’s main partner in Bangladesh. UNICEF and the Government signed a Basic Cooperation Agreement in 2006.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is our partner for improving the status of health and nutrition.

The Ministry of Industries works with us to improve nutrition through salt iodisation and Vitamin-A oil fortification.

The Ministry of Mass and Primary Education, a partner in developing programmes for early learning, primary education and education for working children.

The Ministry of Social Welfare is our partner in the project for Protection of Children at Risk.

The Ministry of Home, a partner in developing a child protection network.

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs administers adolescent and child empowerment programmes.  

The Local Government Division, under the Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Co-operatives, is a partner in improving the condition of water, hygiene and sanitation and also, universal birth registration.

The Ministry of Food and Disaster Management is a partner in emergency preparedness and relief programmes for women and children.

The Ministry of Information is a partner in supporting activities to promote advocacy of child rights and encourage the participation of children in the media.

The Economic Relations Division, under the Ministry of Finance, coordinates our contribution to international development

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is a partner in monitoring the situation of children in Bangladesh.

Bilateral donors

UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions.

The majority of our funds come from governments of industrialised countries: 

Australia, Canada, European Union, Japan, Republic of Korea, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America

International donors

Micronutrient initiative

Gain, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Rotary International

UNICEF National Committees

National committees form a unique feature within the UN system.

There are 36 national committees, each an independent non-governmental organisation or NGO operating under the charity rules of respective countries.

As public face and voice of UNICEF, national committees work to raise funds from the private sector and rally various partners on issues of children’s rights.

These committees have been supporting programmes of UNICEF Bangladesh:

Australia Committee for UNICEF

Belgium Committee for UNICEF

Canadian Committee for UNICEF

Denmark Committee for UNICEF

Finland Committee for UNICEF

France Committee for UNICEF

German Committee for UNICEF

Greece Committee for UNICEF

Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF

Italian Committee for UNICEF

Japan Committee for UNICEF

Luxembourg Committee for UNICEF

Netherlands Committee for UNICEF

Norwegian Committee for UNICEF

Portugal Committee for UNICEF

Spanish Committee for UNICEF

Swedish Committee for UNICEF

Swiss Committee for UNICEF

United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF

United States Fund for UNICEF

United Nations agencies

UNICEF works in partnership with all UN agencies in Bangladesh.


The United Nations World Food Programme is a key partner for mother and child nutrition.


United Nations World Health Organization works with us in joint programmes in maternal and neonatal health and avian influenza.


The United Nations Population Fund is a key partner for maternal and neonatal health.


United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and the UN System Influenza Coordinator partner with us to prevent bird flu in Bangladesh.


Our work on HIV/AIDS education and prevention programmes for adolescents and mothers is synchronized with the Joint United Nations Programme on the deadly disease.


Initiatives involving the refugee children, whose families fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar following internal conflict, are coordinated by the United Nations Refugee agency.


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a partner for quality education in Bangladesh.


The International Labour Organization is a partner in programmes for education and protection of working children.


United Nations Development Programme is a partner in coordinating emergency programmes and UN development assistance to Bangladesh.

World Bank

World Bank is a partner on sector-wide approaches in health, education and HIV/AIDS.


Contributions from Central Emergency Response Fund supported our emergency response in the aftermath of devastating cyclones and floods.

Non-government organisations

We directly collaborate with international and national non-government organisations or NGOs. The following organisations are as pre-qualified partners registered with UNICEF

Action Aid

Aparajeyo Bangladesh

Bangladesh Centre for Communication Programs (BCCP)

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

Bangladesh Debate Federation (BDF)

Bangladesh Extension Education Services(BEES)

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF)

BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee)

Bangladesh Women's Lawyers Association

BURO Tangail

CARE Bangladesh


Centre for Injury Prevention Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB)

Centre for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS)

Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES)

Chhinna Mukul Bangladesh

Christian Aid

Community Development Centre (CODEC)

Concern Worldwide


Dhaka Ahsania Mission

Dhaka Community Hospital

Dwip Unnayan Songstha

Echo Social Development Organization (ESDO)

Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK)

Grameen Shikhkha

Gram Unnayan Kormo

Habitat for Humanity

Health, Education and Economic Development (HEED)

Helen Keller International

Integrated Social Development Effort (ISDE)

Islamic Relief

Jagorani Sangstha (JS)

Manab Mukti Sangstha(MMS)

Mohidev Jubo Samaj Kallayan Somity

National Development Program (NDP)

NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation


Pathshala, The South Asian Institute of Photography

Plan International



Proshika Manobik Unnayan Kendro



Resource Integration Center (RIC)

Rural Reconstruction Center

Samaj Kallayan Sangstha

Samakal Samaj Unnayan Sangstha


Save the Children Australia

Save the Children UK

Save the Children USA

Shariatpur Development Society


Society for Social Service (SSS)

South Asian Partnership (SAP)


Terre des Homes Foundation, Italy

Uttara Development Program (UDP)

Village education resource centre (VERC)

Research Institutions

The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh or ICDDR,B regularly supports UNICEF on a range of health, water, hygiene and sanitation studies and initiatives.

The John Hopkins School of Public Health provides technical support to UNICEF on the Adolescent Empowerment programme.