What we do

UNICEF works to promote and protect children’s rights in 190 countries, including Myanmar

UNICEF’s work in Myanmar

UNICEF is one of the longest-serving international organizations in Myanmar, with almost 70 years of service in the country. 

Today, children are around 34 per cent of the population of Myanmar and ensuring their quality of life is a priority as Myanmar undergoes a period of significant political, economic and social change.

UNICEF is working with the Government to help put in place policies and strategies that support improvements for children, and in communities, to ensure that children are reached by essential services.

Link to video on it's hosted site.
UNICEF Myanmar
Thirty years ago, the world united in defense of children and childhood. World leaders came together in 1989 in a moment of rare global unity to make a historic commitment to the world’s children to protect and fulfil their rights by adopting the CRC. Following the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child much progress has been made worldwide. This is Myanmar’s journey of the last three decades. #WorldChildrensDay2019 #CRC30

With a particular emphasis on reaching the most vulnerable children, the UNICEF country programme document (CPD) for Myanmar (2018-2022) focuses on raising standards across child health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, early learning and inclusive quality education, child protection, and social policies that affect children.

In addition, our programmes support children in the midst of conflict and humanitarian emergencies, as well as adolescents, and children with disabilities. 

Explore our work to see the programmes we create on behalf of children in Myanmar.