UNICEF has been working since 1963 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to ensure that children's rights to survival, education, protection and participation are respected. UNICEF's current cooperation program in the DRC is one of the largest UNICEF programs in the world.
UNICEF has 10 in-country representations in addition to the Kinshasa head office.
The country program for the DRC for 2013-2017, extended until the end of 2019, sets the framework for UNICEF's intervention in the DRC. The goal of this program is to realize the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged.
Six key results
UNICEF has identified 6 areas for which we will focus our efforts and investments to accelerate results for children.
Every child survives and thrives
High health impact quality interventions, including HIV Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, nutrition, and WASH.
These results will be achieved through convergence – rather than a focus on traditional sector strategies – so there are multiple opportunities to reach children.