Find out more about UNICEF Malaysia
Since 1954, UNICEF has joined forces with the Government and the people of Malaysia to transform the lives of children across the nation. We are proud and happy to know that we have helped achieve improvements in health, nutrition, water and sanitation, formal and informal education as well as welfare services for children in rural and poor urban areas.
However, we are acutely aware that while these advances are significant, there's still a long way to go. Lasting improvements in the social, legal and protective environments provisions for children happen only with irrevocable change in policy based on the best interest of the child.
In our 2011-2015 Country Program, we set about improving the availability of knowledge and data on issues affecting Malaysia's children to build a firm base for policies that could address remaining social gaps. A number of issues were addressed, specifically in the areas of health, education and protection.
For the 2016-2020 Country Program, our priorities are directly in line with the strategic directions of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11th MP), which is the key development strategy and planning instrument of the Government of Malaysia.
Forging ahead, our Country Program 2022-2025 is all about building a Malaysia where every child is safe, supported and nurtured to achieve their full potential. Taking into account the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, the 12th Malaysian Plan for 2021-2026 and COVID's impact on both the nation, and around the world, the new program features a twin-track strategy that focuses on building inclusive policy frameworks and systems that meet the needs of all children, while also supporting the development of targeted interventions for the vulnerable children.
Together with our stakeholders, we aim to #BuildBackBetter post COVID-19.
UNICEF collaborates with Malaysian partners in government, corporations or civil society organizations, and other UN agencies in the country. We are honoured to be part of Malaysia's journey to improve the lives of its children while developing the nation, and achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals.