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.
Read more about the European Commission Directorate-Generals we work with
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
A partnership of over 20 years for every child in emergencies
The Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)
Advancing children's rights in the European Union neighbourhood
The Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA)
Together achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and working towards development for every child around the globe