About us

Our vision is of a Mali where every child benefits from all their rights

Portrait of Djeneba Souck, during the visit of the Resident Representative of UNICEF, Mrs. Lucia Elmi. Kayes Region December 2017.
© UNICEF Mali/2017/Keita

UNICEF has continuously been in Mali since 1960, supporting the Government and civil society’s efforts to improve the lives of children. We are mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the promotion and protection of children’s rights, to help meet the basic needs of children and to expand opportunities for children to reach their full potential.

UNICEF in Mali works both upstream, providing policy support and technical assistance to the Government of Mali in its efforts to create an enabling environment for child rights; and downstream to support programmes and interventions to strengthen social services for the most vulnerable children.

Our work across Mali

Harnessing children’s potential through quality education for every child

Creating change for Mali’s most vulnerable children

Improving children’s lives through clean water and clean environments

Giving every child a fair chance to survive and thrive

Responding to increasing humanitarian needs

Enabling children and adolescents to unlock the door to prosperity, peace and development