For over 50 years, UNICEF has supported the government of The Gambia to promote, protect and fulfill the rights of children.
A global champion for children
UNICEF was established in 1946 with a distinct purpose: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place on a child’s path. We work with partners in more than 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment to action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to benefit all children, everywhere.
We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future. We have global authority to influence decision-makers, and a wide variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
UNICEF helps build a world where the rights of every child are fully realized. It is our conviction that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.
UNICEF believes that every child has the right to survive, thrive and reach their full potential - for the sake of a better world.
UNICEF in The Gambia
For over 50 years, UNICEF has been working in close collaboration with the government of The Gambia and partners to protect and fulfill the rights of children across the country. The Gambia has made significant progress towards ensuring that children have their rights and the basic services they need to thrive.
Our work in The Gambia is based on our Country Programme Document, signed with the government of The Gambia. We implement our programmes in line with the country's National Development Plan 2017-2022, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programmes provide support to ensure access to services like education, health, immunization, nutrition, protection, water, sanitation and hygiene, and more.