People & Partners

Collaborating to turn promises into action


Civil society






§ Childline Malaysia
Childline Malaysia is a project that aims to set up a national 24-hour free phone emergency outreach service for children in need of care and protection and aims to link children to long-term services. It is run in partnership with child-focused NGOs, Childline International, UNICEF, the State Government and the corporate sector. UNICEF supports the activities of Childline Malaysia, towards upholding the spirit of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with a special focus on protecting and ‘listening' to the rights of the child.

§ Malaysian Bar Council
The Malaysian Bar is an independent Bar whose aim is to uphold the rule of law and the cause of justice and protect the interest of the legal profession as well as that of the public. In 2009, UNICEF worked with the Council's National Young Lawyers Committee and the Human Rights Committee to organise a forum to inspire different sectors of society to make a commitment towards protecting children’s right to education.

§ Malaysian Child Resource Institute (MCRI)
MCRI is a non-government organisation dedicated to promoting awareness of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. MCRI works with local and international NGOs as well as UNICEF to provide leadership, knowledge and resources to policy makers, service providers, advocates and the media, to promote the Convention's principles and articles.

§ Malaysian Press Institute
The Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) provides training programs for media practitioners and recognises Malaysia’s best journalism works through its annual award, the Malaysian MPI-PETRONAS Journalism Prize. In 2009, UNICEF and MPI initiated a partnership to work on protecting children and their rights in the media. UNICEF also partnered MPI for its two-day Journalists workshop on Reporting on Trafficking in Persons, organised with the United States Embassy in Malaysia.

§ MERCY Malaysia
MERCY Malaysia is a non-profit organisation that focuses on rapid medical response for the assistance of communities affected by disasters in Malaysia and around the world. In partnership with UNICEF, MERCY Malaysia is seeking to develop programs and initiatives that addresses the socio- economic and health needs of marginalised communities and contribute to evidence based policy analysis of children in the area of survival, development, protection and participation.

§ Yayasan Sultanah Bahiyah
Yayasan Sultanah Bahiyah (Sultanah Bahiyah Foundation) is a charitable organisation, chaired by H.H. The Princess of Kedah Dato’ Seri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz. The Foundation promotes social change through community work in education, community development, health, youth outreach, and training initiatives. In 2008, the Foundation supported UNICEF’s advocacy efforts to highlight the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV in Malaysia.



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