Where we work

UNICEF has been working for more than 50 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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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.

UNICEF offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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.

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Every child survives and thrives

High health impact quality interventions, including HIV Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, nutrition, and WASH.

Every child lives in a safe environment

Concrete and progressive steps to bring together all the elements necessary for a healthy and sustainable environment for every child.

Every child learns

Universal access to education and completion of quality primary education, supported by a life-cycle approach.

Every child is protected

Prevention and protection against all forms of violence, abuse and exploitation and access to state civil service and legal protection.

Every child has an equitable chance in life

Laws, policies, planning, budgets, expenditures and public opinion promote an environment conducive to the implementation of children's rights.


The children in crisis situations receive assistance and those in post-crisis situations access to social services and peaceful conflict mediation.

These results will be achieved through convergence – rather than a focus on traditional sector strategies – so there are multiple opportunities to reach children.