About UNICEF

UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund. We work in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.

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We believe

“All children have a right to survive, thrive, and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.”

UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which has been signed and ratified by almost all United Nations member states to establish child rights as permanent ethical principles and international standards. We cooperate with all countries and governments; build strategic partnerships with the corporate sector and the media; and cooperate with local communities, civil society organisations, and independent institutions to provide systematic support to children.

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.

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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.

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We work in partnerships of all kinds to achieve real results for the children


UNICEF and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria continue its traditionally fruitful cooperation in a new programme period 2018-2022 to enable all children and adolescents, including the most disadvantaged, to enjoy their rights and develop their full potential in an inclusive and supportive society.

UNICEF in Bulgaria team is devoted to achieving a sustainable impact through the following programme components: 

  • Early Childhood Development 
  • Child care and support for families 
  • Prevention and response to Violence against children 
  • Access to Justice for Children 
  • Education
  • Adolescents 
  • Children on the move 
  • Monitoring Child Rights 
  • Communication and public advocacy 
  • Resource mobilization 

UNICEF is working together with the Government, State institutions, United Nations partners, media, private sector, academia, civil society organizations, parents, children and adolescents to implement the Programme.