What We Do

Discover how UNICEF in Nigeria helps children to realize their rights

A mother feeds her baby
UNICEF/2018/Esiebo

UNICEF is committed to realizing the rights of all children to help them build a strong foundation and have the best chance of fulfilling their potential. We believe that ensuring a happy and healthy child begins before birth: from ensuring his/her mother has access to good neonatal care and delivering in a clean, safe environment to reaching adulthood as a responsible, healthy and informed parent to the next generation. This journey relies on a child having access to shelter, good nutrition, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education. 

Child Survival and Development

Every child has the right to survive and thrive.

Good nutrition is the bedrock of child survival, health and development.

Every child has a right to water, sanitation and a safe and clean community.

Every child has a right to accessible quality education.

Every child has a right to be protected from violence, abuse, and exploitation.

Protecting and fulfilling the rights of children require budgets, laws and social policies that promote equity.

Children and families caught in conflict require urgent life-saving assistance.

Every child has a right to reach his or her full potential.