The issue of inequity

UNICEF's vision for children in Indonesia

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Facts and figures


UNICEF's vision for children in Indonesia

Indonesian mother and child
© UNICEF Indonesia
UNICEF's vision is to improve the quality of life for every mother and child in Indonesia.

A vision for women and children

UNICEF’s vision for children in Indonesia is one in which every child lives and develops in an inclusive, healthy, safe and protective environment, supported by systems that implement pro-poor and pro-child laws and policies, with adequate resources available to protect the most vulnerable and marginalised.

UNICEF strives to protect the rights of all children and adolescents, regardless of their race, gender, status, sexual orientation or identity, so that they enjoy a healthy, happy life, free from violence and discrimination.

It is a vision of a nation in which children and young people are encouraged and empowered to express their views and opinions, and can contribute themselves to decision-making processes that affect them.

Children should benefit from Indonesia’s rich cultural diversity and be protected from harmful traditional practices and beliefs.

On the regional and global stage, it is a vision that sees Indonesia fulfiling its national and international commitments to children and women, supported actively by development partners, further strengthening Indonesia’s emerging role as an international actor.

Boy washing hands
© UNICEF Indonesia/2009/Estey

Turning vision into action

Through its current five-year programme of activities in Indonesia, UNICEF has committed to addressing the vulnerabilities and reducing the disparities faced by so many Indonesian families, so that vision can become a reality.

At the heart of this programme lie a number of key objectives, shared by all UN agencies, which direct UNICEF’s work in Indonesia:

  • The poor and most vulnerable should be better able to access quality social services and protection
  • New and improved opportunities should be made available to vulnerable families through a stronger framework of coherent policies to reduce regional disparities.
  • The participation of the most vulnerable should ensure that resources are allocated in ways that underpin equity and accountability.
  • Indonesia will be better equipped to plan for and respond to natural disasters and external shocks that particularly impact on vulnerable families, and can push more households under the poverty line.

UNICEF’s activities in Indonesia focus closely on the most vulnerable and marginalised women and children, and work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030– ensuring that such progress also touches those who currently are missing out, overlooked, or otherwise unable to benefit from the improvements already experienced by many Indonesians. 



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