Partnership is at the very heart of our work.
The power of partnerships allows us to expand our reach, working with a wide range of like-minded partners to deliver our universal mandate for children, in line with our Country Programme. We work with partners to accelerate progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and, together, form a global, rights-based agenda for children that has a strong focus on the most vulnerable.
While the Government of Jordan is our chief partner, we also work with donors, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations; academia; UN agencies; international financial institutions, influencers and the private sector. We nurture and build partnership to achieve wider goals for children, to close equity gaps and to promote child rights.
Our ambition is to get everyone working together as one on behalf of these vulnerable children.
Champions for Children
UNICEF Jordan’s Champion for Children initiative aims at working with a select group of celebrities and achievers from different sectors to promote the rights and well-being of all children in Jordan, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged children in Jordan.
UNICEF Jordan Child Rights Champion, 8-year old Emanne Beasha is the winner of the 2017 season of the pan-regional Arabs Got Talent aired across the middle east through the MBC cable TV network.
Emanne displayed a passion for singing from a very young age and started singing opera songs including songs by Frank Sinatra when she was six years old. At the age of 7, she was chosen out of 23 contenders to sing the American National Anthem in a stadium of 7,000 spectators prior to a major league baseball game in Florida.
She learnt singing with her mother and by watching YouTube videos and is currently seeking professional vocal coaching and musical training. Besides singing, Emanne enjoys playing tennis and spending time with animals.
Emanne is personally interested in creating a safe environment for children free from abuse and harm, and actively participates in the End Violence against Children campaigns in Jordan.
UNICEF Jordan Child Rights Champion, 13-year old Joud Mbaideen is the youngest Arab novelist who published two books in Arabic; “Al Tahaddi Yaliqo Bik: Challenge Suites You” and “Jarh El Yasmeen: Jasmine wound”. She received the King Abdullah II Medal of Merit in 2017, in recognition of her achievement.
Inspired by her father, Joud launched an initiative to encourage reading under the motto: “A Book at the threshold of every door”.
She advocates for children rights to education and send messages through delivering speeches in public events and through the use of her social media channels.