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Protecting every child in DPR Korea

mother smiling with her son
UNICEF DPRK/2017/Nazer

The overall goal of UNICEF’s work is to support the Government of the DPRK in enhancing self-sustaining national capacities so that all children in the country enjoy their rights for survival, development, protection and participation.

The current country programme gives special attention to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups to contribute to closing the gap between rural and urban areas.

The Programme also seeks to strengthen service delivery primarily through leverage of policy and partnerships focused on achievement of agreed results, demonstrating how systems work for children, facilitating participation and empowerment, nurturing national ownership and mutual accountability. 

The UNICEF country programme seeks to enhance the development of a national policy environment conducive for children through advocacy, increased technical support to key ministries, building strategic alliances with organizations, such as Global funds for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) and Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI), and the adoption of innovative communication for development strategies.