UNICEF's work with the European Commission
The European Commission and UNICEF - working together for children worldwide
The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch of the European Union, composed of 28 Commissioners. The UNICEF Office for Relations with the EU Institutions in Brussels engages with the EC and its Directorate-Generals (DGs) on their policies and programmes in all areas relevant to UNICEF’s mission, strengthening our joint commitment towards achieving the SDGs and realizing the rights of every child worldwide.
For example, our partnership with the Commission has strengthened the EU's commitment to combating violence against children, including our joint work for the elimination of female genital mutilation within Europe and globally. Similarly, the EU has provided strong support for UNICEF's education projects during the Syria crisis as well as awareness-raising initiatives, including the "No Lost Generation" strategy and the EU Children of Peace programme.