UNICEF and the European External Action Service (EEAS)
Committed to ensure no child is left behind
UNICEF maintains an excellent partnership with the EEAS to promote child rights worldwide, both in terms of policy dialogue and child rights priorities. The EU invests significantly in programmes for children in many countries and has adopted policies and tools to promote their rights. The EU fundamental texts – such as the Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights – positions children and their rights as a priority for the EU.
The EEAS oversees a global network of around 140 EU Delegations who represent the EU around the world. Together with the UNICEF country and regional offices worldwide, they play a key role in designing and managing joint projects directly.
UNICEF is closely working together with the EU's Special Representative for Human Rights to maintain a strong voices for the rights of children worldwide.
Since 2018, UNICEF - together with other UN agencies and the private sector - is partnering with the EU on "Generation Unlimited" - a new initiative for quality education and training for young people worldwide.