A Country for Children
Country Programme 2012-2016: Guaranteeing the rights of children and adolescents in the Dominican Republic.
We are the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations agency with the mandate to guarantee compliance with the rights of children and adolescents throughout the world.
Those rights are established in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which since being adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989 has become the most widely ratified international treaty. The Convention’s principles guide our global-level actions.
We are unique among world organizations and also among those working with children and young people. Our authority allows us to influence decision makers and our allies to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
We use our experience throughout the world to overcome the problems faced by children and adolescents.
Throughout our history, we have acquired a profound knowledge of the meaning of development and the importance of children in guaranteeing progress.
All of our actions help children fully develop their potential.