UNICEF believes every child has the inalienable right to survive, to live with dignity and in a safe environment where they can develop their full potential. The European Union shares this same belief and remains fully committed to supporting children and realising their rights across crucial areas of a child's life.
Explore the different programme areas of work below.
Proper nutrition ensures every child has the best start in life
The European Union and UNICEF are long-standing partners in the fight against malnutrition and food insecurity around the world.
Investing in children’s education today for a better tomorrow
The European Union is a crucial partner of UNICEF in their work to make sure that every child learns, particularly the most disadvantaged and those living in the midst of humanitarian crises.
Every child deserves to live with dignity and safe from violence
UNICEF and the European Union remain committed to protecting children from violence in all its forms.
Increasing survival and improving the health of the world’s children
The European Union’s ongoing and crucial support has enabled UNICEF to improve the health of millions of children worldwide.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Safe water and good hygiene are crucial for children to survive and grow healthy
UNICEF, in partnership with European Union Institutions, works in over 100 countries to deliver adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to millions of children.
Protecting children uprooted on their journey to safety
UNICEF and the European Union focus on ensuring uprooted, unaccompanied, separated and vulnerable children have access to quality protection services.
For every child, a fair chance to fulfill their potential
Together with the European Union, UNICEF works for every child to have an equal chance to a bright future – both in Europe and worldwide. We focus on empowering girls and women and ensure their full participation in decisions that concern them. Amongst others, UNICEF supports the EU’s “Spotlight Initiative” to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.