About us

UNICEF works to promote and protect the rights of children across India. We have spent 70 years in India working to improve the lives of children and their families.

After the days work, Meena Sisodiya, Supervisor of Vasudha Vikas Sansthan engages girls with games.
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UNICEF India is committed in its continued support to the Government in this extraordinary journey of development to reach every child everywhere in India. Our goal is to enable every child born in India to have the best start in life, to thrive and to develop to her or his full potential. To achieve this we use our technical expertise together with partners to tackle the root of several, deeply entrenched structural challenges.  

We have been present in India for 70 years. UNICEFs key strength lies in our evidence-based technical expertise that informs policy action and implementation, while at the same time building the capacity of partners. With some 450 staff members working in 17 statesthat together cover 90 per cent of India’s child population - largest field presence among UN agencies – we are well positioned to reach the country’s most vulnerable children.

UNICEF believes, All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Globally UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.

UNICEF India relies on the support and donations from businesses and individuals to sustain and expand health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education and child protection programmes for all girls and boys in India. Support us today to help every child survive and thrive! www.unicef.in/donate