For close to 50 years, UNICEF has been a key advocate for, and contributor to the realization of children’s rights in Niger. We strive to leave no child behind. We focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children to make sure that they are given the best chance for a healthy life, a childhood of fulfillment and protection from harm.
Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF calls for all children to have their rights protected, their basic needs met and their potential expanded to the fullest.
Making sure that children are able to live healthily, that they can learn and develop their skills and capacities, and that they are kept safe from violence, abuse and exploitation is essential to human progress. This is why UNICEF mobilizes political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, ensure a "first call for children" and to help them develop policies and deliver services for children and their families.
UNICEF pays particular attention to the most disadvantaged children – children affected by war, disasters, extreme poverty, violence, exploitation and discrimination, including girls and children with disabilities, and children from minority groups – and supports their survival, development and protection.
Humanitarian disasters are especially hard to bear for children. In coordination with United Nations partners and humanitarian agencies, UNICEF makes its unique facilities for rapid response available to its partners to relieve the suffering of children and families.
Niger’s children deserve our best. That is why we work tirelessly with our partners to deliver results for children. Results that are driven by evidence. Results that are sustainable. Results that have made a tangible difference in children’s lives.
Read about our results
UNICEF Annual Report
2017 was a challenging year for children in Niger. Their survival, development and well-being continued to be threatened by acute and persistent humanitarian emergencies, rapid population growth, climate change, and long-standing social inequalities. However, the Government of Niger made progress in building an enabling environment for children’s rights and providing basic social services.
For Every Child, a Fair Chance. Partnering for the Well-being of Women and Children in Niger
The UNICEF Niger programme has made progress in leaps and bounds in many areas. It has not been without its challenges. But our vision has remained steadfast—to ensure that no child is left behind in Niger, and that the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children are given the best opportunity for a healthy life, to fulfil their potential and to remain protected against harm.
Read our country programme brochure to find more about our work for Niger’s children.