About the Office of Innovation

UNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, partnerships, and technologies that support realizing children’s rights are critical to improving their lives.

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We speak tech, design and international development. Neural networks, blockchain, and the SDGs – we know what you mean.

We believe that no one gets there alone. We partner with tech companies, startups, governments and academia to address the biggest challenges facing children.


We’ve been doing this since 2007. We have a proven and ongoing track record of success and failure.

We move quickly and take calculated risks on ideas that could change the game for children.

We start small but scale proven solutions globally. Our projects are in over 80 countries.