What we do

Find out how UNICEF works for children in Malaysia


Together with the Malaysian government and others who are truly passionate about child rights, UNICEF works in Malaysia to ensure every child has the opportunity to grow healthy and happy; live safely; and achieve their full potential.

With the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the 11th Malaysia plan as our guides, we endeavor to change minds, change policies, and in turn change the lives of all children in Malaysia.


How do we do this?

More efforts are needed to reach particularly children living in poverty, at risk of violence, discrimination and exploitation, with disabilities, undocumented and stateless with gender and cultural sensitive strategies and approaches.

To make sure children is given the opportunity to live their best life in Malaysia, we focus on 4 thematic areas of work. We believe every child has the right to...

You can find out more about our work by clicking the links to each focus area page. You can also read our publications and reports. 

Change for some children is good. Change for every child is better. This is the reason why we want to make sure solutions will bring lasting change to the lives of all children. Not just a few, but all of them. Not just now, but forever. To do this, we undertake:

  • Research to make every child visible,
  • Advocacy work for child friendly policy change,
  • Capacity-building of the government and partners to provide quality services to every child,
  • Public communication campaigns to change mindsets and perceptions.
  • Youth programme to equip young people to become agents of change
  • Innovative projects to improve the well-being of children