What we do
UNICEF is the global leader in promoting and advocating for the rights and needs of children and young people. Find out more about UNICEF's work in Guyana and Suriname
UNICEF’s work in Guyana and Suriname
UNICEF is the world’s leading voice for – and with – children. In all we do, we work to engage and empower young people to have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. We work to save their lives, to protect their rights and to keep them safe from harm. To give them a childhood in which they are protected, healthy, and educated.
In Guyana and Suriname UNICEF operates under a single Country Programme Document (CPD) with five programmes outputs Lifelong Learning, Safety and Justice for Children, Social Inclusion and Child Rights Monitoring, Emergency Preparedness and Response and Migrant Response.
The Programme of cooperation runs from 2017-2021 and aims at achieving the best possible results for the most deprived children and their families. Working upstream at policy level and downstream at community level, it includes system strengthening (i.e. legal/policy reform and strategic planning), capacity building, evidence-based interventions, service delivery and communication for development.