What we do
Every child comes first
For seven decades, protecting the rights of every child has been at the heart of UNICEF’s work in Indonesia. As a trusted partner of government, civil society and the private sector, UNICEF is committed to doing whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – starting where a child’s lifecycle begins in pregnancy, all the way to adulthood.
On the ground in the communities or within the corridors of ministries, UNICEF’s work in Indonesia encompasses research, policy and programme advice as well as practical support to equitable planning, financing and delivery of essential services for Indonesia’s 80 million children, focussing on the most vulnerable.
In practical terms, equity in action means that quality newborn care in rural Papua is as accessible – and of the same standard – as in the capital Jakarta, or that young children can access safe, quality early learning centres in Kupang just as they can in Yogyakarta.
By overcoming challenges and exploring solutions with a wide range of partners – including children and young people themselves – UNICEF is committed to reaching children who are most at risk and most in need.
In addition to UNICEF’s headquarters in Jakarta, our seven field locations in East Java, Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, South Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua fulfil a key role in addressing location-specific issues and service gaps in areas with the greatest disparities.
By supporting government authorities and partners at district, provincial and national level, UNICEF ensures that laws, policies and services in Indonesia secure every child’s right to health, protection and education – wherever they live.