Our partners

UNICEF works with many partners to uphold children’s rights across Europe and Central Asia

Four-year-old Mahmud from Syria sits enjoying a lovely sunny day in front of a UNICEF child-friendly space in Serbia

Partnerships: at the very heart of our work

Partnerships are at the heart of everything UNICEF does. The power of partnerships allows us to expand our reach, working with a wide range of like-minded partners to deliver our universal mandate for children, in line with our Strategic Plan. We work with partners to accelerate progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and, together, form a global, rights-based agenda for children that has a strong focus on the most vulnerable. 

While the governments of the region remain our chief partners, we also work with intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations; academia; UN agencies; international financial institutions and the private sector. We nurture and build partnership to achieve wider goals for children, to close equity gaps and to address the most pressing child rights violations across the region.

Intergovernmental organizations

Council of Europe - Child protection | Gender
European Union (EU) - Child protection | Gender
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) - Adolescents
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) - Gender
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Health

Non-governmental organizations and advocacy networks

UN agencies and international financial institutions

Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Health
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Health
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Education
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - Child protection
UNAIDS - Adolescents
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Health | Child protection | Gender | Adolescents
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Health | Child protection | Gender | Adolescents
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - Child protection
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Adolescents | Education
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Education
The United Nations Refugees Agency (UNHCR) - Health | Child protection
United Nations Working Group on social protection - Social policy
UN Women - Gender, Adolescents
World Bank (WB) - Health | Education
World Food Programme (WFP) - Health
World Health Organization (WHO) - Health Gender ECD Adolescents 

Private partners

A detailed list of resource partners and contributions is available in the annual Compendium of Resource Partner Contributions.